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[doo-ee, dyoo-ee] /ˈdu i, ˈdyu i/
George, 1837–1917, U.S. admiral: defeated Spanish fleet in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
John, 1859–1952, U.S. philosopher and educator.
[mel-vil] /ˈmɛl vɪl/ (Show IPA),
(Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey) 1851–1931, U.S. educator, administrator, and innovator in the field of library science.
Thomas E(dmund) 1902–71, U.S. lawyer and political leader.
a male given name, form of David. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for george dewey
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  • george dewey obtained an appointment, but only as alternate.

    The Hero of Manila Rossiter Johnson
  • george dewey was the most battered of the lot and made a sorry sight.

  • Its commander, george dewey, was of the same age as Farragut at the beginning of the civil war—sixty.

    The Hero of Manila Rossiter Johnson
  • Like every officer in the fleet, Lieutenant george dewey was at his post and eager for the adventure.

    The Hero of Manila Rossiter Johnson
  • george dewey went through with it, and on graduation, in 1858, stood fifth in a class of fourteen.

    The Hero of Manila Rossiter Johnson
  • Before that very few had heard of george dewey; now he was looked on as one of our greatest naval heroes.

  • george dewey was seventeen years old when he entered the Academy.

  • But there were plenty of good men in the navy; and one of them was Commodore george dewey.

  • george dewey entered the class of 58 at the Naval Academy at the age of seventeen.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs
  • Commodore george dewey, the commander of the Asiatic squadron, was fully prepared to enter into the plan.

    The Path of Empire Carl Russell Fish
British Dictionary definitions for george dewey


John. 1859–1952, US pragmatist philosopher and educator: an exponent of progressivism in education, he formulated an instrumentalist theory of learning through experience. His works include The School and Society (1899), Democracy and Education (1916), and Logic: the Theory of Inquiry (1938)
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