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Grattan

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  1. Henry,1746–1820, Irish statesman and orator.
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Examples from the Web for grattan

Historical Examples

  • A vote of £50,000 had been passed to purchase an estate for Grattan.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844

    Various

  • When Grattan made that proposal, he found himself faced with new forces.

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

  • If those had been the only powers Grattan might have defeated them.

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

  • It is doubtful whether the Catholics alone could have wrecked Grattan's Parliament.

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

  • By this time Grattan Dalton was feebly trying to get to his horse.


British Dictionary definitions for grattan

Grattan

noun
  1. Henry. 1746–1820, Irish statesman and orator: led the movement that secured legislative independence for Ireland (1782), opposed union with England (1800), and campaigned for Catholic emancipation
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