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Dawes

[dawz] /dɔz/
noun
1.
Charles Gates, 1865–1951, U.S. financier and diplomat: vice president of the U.S. 1925–29; Nobel Peace Prize 1925.
2.
William, 1745–99, U.S. Revolutionary patriot: rode with Paul Revere and Samuel Prescott warning Colonists that British troops were marching from Boston.
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  • Miss Dawes, who had been in high spirits, now took a moment for reflection.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Miss Dawes herself opened the door in response to his knock.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Miss Dawes was silent likewise, but she thought a great deal.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "I told Miss Dawes of the photograph and what it proved," went on Peabody.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Miss Dawes had "come early," at the captain's urgent appeal.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But he was too late: Dawes was gone, Revere was on the water, and the news was out.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • Revere waited at Mr. Clark's house for about half an hour, when Dawes arrived.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • Dawes, who had been behind upon the road, turned to go back, and was pursued.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • "Don't get many people comin' into town," Dawes said, looking at him curiously.

    Dream Town Henry Slesar
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Dawes

/dɔːz/
noun
1.
Charles Gates. 1865–1951, US financier, diplomat, and statesman, who devised the Dawes Plan for German reparations payments after World War I; vice president of the US (1925–29); Nobel peace prize 1925
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