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Dinwiddie

[din-wid-ee, din-wid-ee] /dɪnˈwɪd i, ˈdɪn wɪd i/
noun
1.
Robert, 1693–1770, British colonial administrator in America: lieutenant governor of Virginia 1751–58.
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  • Mr. Dinwiddie had been a gentleman, as much as any one I ever knew; he was the first.

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • This attitude, he admitted, was not confined to Dinwiddie, since it was national.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • It struck Oliver that the only use Dinwiddie made of time was to kill it.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • It seems to me that you've gone mad over money in Dinwiddie.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • By the way, could you have a bushel of cornmeal sent to me from Dinwiddie?

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • I stopped when we had to sell my horse Bess, and that was before you came back to Dinwiddie.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • Dinwiddie was the same; nothing had altered there since she had left it—and yet what a difference!

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • I am sure it isn't good for you to stay in Dinwiddie during the summer.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • "As soon as your preparations can be consummated," Governor Dinwiddie answered.

  • He received Governor Dinwiddie's letter, and retired to translate it.

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