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Harmsworth

[hahrmz-wurth] /ˈhɑrmz wɜrθ/
noun
1.
Alfred Charles William, Viscount Northcliffe, 1865–1922, English journalist, publisher, and politician.
2.
his brother, Harold Sidney, 1st Viscount Rothermere
[roth -er-meer] /ˈrɒð ərˌmɪər/ (Show IPA),
1868–1940, English publisher and politician.
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  • Edward disliked the Harmsworth Press; Robert thought it was doing good.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • "Sort of walking Harmsworth's Self-educator," said Bob rather bitterly, as he took his hat.

    The Twelfth Hour

    Ada Leverson
  • The goods were for the firm of Featherstone & Harmsworth, I remember the name well.

    Dave Porter in the South Seas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "This stuff seems to have been meant for some firm in Australia—Featherstone & Harmsworth," said the captain.

    Dave Porter in the South Seas Edward Stratemeyer
  • Directly across the street was the house of Mr. Harmsworth, a noted Union man.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • The corporal turned down his page of 'Harmsworth's Magazine,' laid it on the parapet, and dived under the tarpaulin.

  • Mr. Harmsworth utterly confounded the critics of the Passport Office.

  • This journal was under the direction of the famous De Girardin, the Harmsworth of his generation.

    Lola Montez Edmund B. d'Auvergne
British Dictionary definitions for Harmsworth

Harmsworth

/ˈhɑːmzwɜːθ/
noun
1.
Alfred Charles William. See (Viscount) Northcliffe
2.
Harold Sydney. See (1st Viscount) Rothermere
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