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La Follette

[luh fol-it] /lə ˈfɒl ɪt/
noun
1.
Robert Marion, 1855–1925, U.S. political leader: U.S. senator 1906–25.
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  • Mr. La Follette tells us that we are going to war to protect our investments, and we are.

    The Cloud Sartell Prentice
  • The agent, La Follette, went through the form of introducing me to his people, calling each one by name.

    Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains

    A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham
  • He begins with an account of La Follette--of a man with initiative and a constructive bent.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann
  • This was regarded by Mr. La Follette not merely as treachery to himself, but also as treason to genuine progressive principles.

  • La Follette's three-day speech on April 19-21 was certainly the ablest presentation made of the progressive policy of regulation.

  • In any event the La Follette candidacy rapidly declined until it ceased to be a serious element in the situation.

  • What, the club wondered inwardly, does Mr. La Follette know of seafaring?

    Plum Pudding

    Christopher Morley

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