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Hawke

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

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

    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

/hɔːk/
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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