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Lamar

[luh-mahr] /ləˈmɑr/
noun
1.
Joseph R. 1857–1916, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1911–16.
2.
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus
[kwin-tuh s sin-suh-nat-uh s,, -ney-tuh s] /ˈkwɪn təs ˌsɪn səˈnæt əs,, -ˈneɪ təs/ (Show IPA),
1825–93, U.S. politician and jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1888–93.
3.
a male given name.
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  • There can be no doubt that "Doctor Lamar" is a remarkable novel.

    In Blue Creek Caon Anna Chapin Ray
  • I thought it was an electric spark, but you are too clever for that, Lamar.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • "Perhaps not," interposed Mr. Lamar, very much to my disgust.

    Plane and Plank Oliver Optic
  • "But you forget that your wife is still living, Farringford," added Mr. Lamar.

    Plane and Plank Oliver Optic
  • "I will make some inquiries, Phil, in regard to the Collingsbys," said Mr. Lamar.

    Plane and Plank Oliver Optic

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