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Hawke

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noun
  1. Robert (James Lee),born 1929, Australian political leader: prime minister 1983–91.
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  • Now this Clara, I suspect, told Hawke everything that passed.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • As I was passing behind Hawke's chair, he made a gesture to me to come near him.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • They were plotting to do for Hawke, and wanted to know how far I might be trusted in the scheme.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • And Hawke, catching up the spirit of the toast, seized his glass and drank it off.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • And to my mind, it is a toss up which will make the girl the happier—Mackenzie or Hawke.

    The Cryptogram

    William Murray Graydon


British Dictionary definitions for hawke

Hawke

noun
  1. Edward, 1st Baron. 1705–81, British admiral. He destroyed the French fleet in Quiberon Bay (1759), preventing a French invasion of England
  2. Robert (James Lee), known as Bob. Born 1929, Australian statesman; prime minister of Australia (1983–91)
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