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Paine

[peyn] /peɪn/
noun
1.
Albert Bigelow
[big-uh-loh] /ˈbɪg əˌloʊ/ (Show IPA),
1861–1937, U.S. author and editor.
2.
Robert Treat
[treet] /trit/ (Show IPA),
1731–1814, U.S. jurist and statesman.
3.
Thomas, 1737–1809, U.S. patriot and writer on government and religion, born in England.
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  • Mr. Paine did not admire Mrs. Davis, and was not likely to be influenced by her prejudices.

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  • Not only that, but he would get into trouble with Mr. Paine on account of the damage which it had received.

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  • "I don't see why Robert hasn't been and let me know of this," said Mr. Paine, musing.

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  • This business attended to, Robert bent his steps to Mr. Paine's office.

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  • Mr. Paine looked up as he entered, and had no difficulty in guessing his errand.

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British Dictionary definitions for Paine

Paine

/peɪn/
noun
1.
Thomas. 1737–1809, American political pamphleteer, born in England. His works include the pamphlets Common Sense (1776) and Crisis (1776–83), supporting the American colonists' fight for independence; The Rights of Man (1791–92), a justification of the French Revolution; and The Age of Reason (1794–96), a defence of deism
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