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Oglethorpe

[oh-guh l-thawrp] /ˈoʊ gəlˌθɔrp/
noun
1.
James Edward, 1696–1785, British general: founder of the colony of Georgia.
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  • She was Oglethorpe's interpreter in his first interview with Tomochichi.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • Oglethorpe left Georgia on the 23d of July, 1743, and never returned.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • The settling of Georgia began with the charitable scheme of Oglethorpe.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • I believe it is because she thinks she is not suited to Mr. Oglethorpe.

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  • But I am very much obliged to you for telling me, Mr. Oglethorpe.

    Theo Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "I had a letter from Mr. Oglethorpe yesterday," Priscilla said, at last.

    Theo Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Is Mr. Oglethorpe better, or worse, than when you saw him first?

    Theo Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • He was educated at Oglethorpe College, being graduated in 1860.

  • I would go on my knees to you, Oglethorpe, were they not already frozen.

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  • Oglethorpe got along with the Indians first-rate, and won their friendship.

British Dictionary definitions for Oglethorpe

Oglethorpe

/ˈəʊɡəlˌθɔːp/
noun
1.
James Edward. 1696–1785, English general and colonial administrator; founder of the colony of Georgia (1733)
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