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Payne

[peyn] /peɪn/
noun
1.
John Howard, 1791–1852, U.S. actor and dramatist.
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  • The tone was formal, and put Payne ten thousand leagues away from her.

  • Mr. Payne was inclined to quarrel with the Tent-Maker on one score only.

  • She picked at her food delicately, and Payne suggested some claret.

  • You mean you've decided to take up with Payne's offer and swap your lot for his?

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Mr. Pratt's a cousin to Thankful Payne over to home," volunteered Lavinia.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln

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