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[muh-han] /məˈhæn/
Alfred Thayer
[they-er] /ˈθeɪ ər/ (Show IPA),
1840–1914, U.S. naval officer and writer on naval history. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Admiral Mahan pleaded long with his country for an adequate navy.

    Defenseless America Hudson Maxim
  • Captain Mahan's chosen example is the British occupation of Egypt.

    Expository Writing Mervin James Curl
  • But has not the Sultan a complete defense, according to Captain Mahan's doctrine?

    Expository Writing Mervin James Curl
  • We have seen what happened, for instance, in the case of Admiral Mahan.

    The Fruits of Victory Norman Angell
  • This year he took the agency for the Mahan pecan and has sold quite a number at $5 each, with one order for twenty trees.

  • Tirpitz had been deeply impressed by the writings of Admiral Mahan.

    Before the War Viscount Richard Burton Haldane
  • The well-known marine writer, Mahan, emphasizes the fact that a landing operation must be offensive to succeed.

    Operations Upon the Sea Franz Edelsheim
  • Mahan lives in Natick, Massachusetts, where Donovan also has his home.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
  • Mahan says, somewhere, that broadside fighting is going to pay with our low freeboards, because most shots go wrong in elevation.

    A Fleet in Being Rudyard Kipling
  • Mahan himself says it was the worst day he ever had in his life, and he blames himself.

    Football Days William H. Edwards

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