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  1. Henrietta,1868–1921, U.S. astronomer.
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Historical Examples

  • There was no keeping Leavitt to a coherent narrative about the missing Farquharson.

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  • At times Leavitt could be as uncannily brilliant as he was dull and boresome.

  • "I should not care to talk with Mr. Leavitt," Miss Stanleigh cut me short.

  • And, if you'll believe me, Mr. Leavitt not only had on the costume, but he had the lines too.

  • But Leavitt only hangs his head guilty and shuffles his feet.

leavitt in Science


  1. American astronomer who discovered four novae and over 2,400 variable stars. She also developed a mathematical formula used to measure intergalactic distances.
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