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Harriman

[har-uh-muh n] /ˈhær ə mən/
noun
1.
Edward Henry, 1848–1909, U.S. financier and railroad magnate.
2.
his son, W(illiam) Averell
[ey-ver-uh l] /ˈeɪ vər əl/ (Show IPA),
1891–1986, U.S. diplomat: governor of New York 1954–58.
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  • With Harriman we shall close this chapter on men of affairs.

    American Men of Mind Burton E. Stevenson
  • Harriman is on the night force and at home how, but I'll see what I can do.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • Dr. Harriman has explained, with the authority of an expert, these ghastly growths.

  • “You must carry it through whether it is possible or not,” Harriman replied.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • Harriman was a railroad president in the fullest sense of the word.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • Harriman listened faithfully to the explanation, as was his way.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • I have,” said Harriman triumphantly, “and I am going to build that road.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
British Dictionary definitions for Harriman

Harriman

/ˈhærɪmən/
noun
1.
W(illiam) Averell. 1891–1986, US diplomat: negotiated the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union (1963); governor of New York (1955–58)
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