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Van Buren

[van byoo r-uh n] /væn ˈbyʊər ən/
noun
1.
Martin, 1782–1862, 8th president of the U.S. 1837–41.
2.
a town in central Arkansas.
3.
a male given name.
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  • He proved his strength by selecting his successor, martin van buren.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
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  • To be coupled with the genial martin van buren with the same epithet was, indeed, a compliment.

    The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams
  • martin van buren was a political friend of my father's from almost his earliest manhood.

    As I Remember Marian Gouverneur
  • martin van buren came to office without the enthusiastic support of any large segment of public opinion.

    Expansion and Conflict William E. Dodd
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British Dictionary definitions for martin van buren

Van Buren

/væn ˈbjʊərən/
noun
1.
Martin. 1782–1862, US Democratic statesman; 8th president of the US (1837–41)
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