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Stuyvesant

[stahy-vuh-suh nt] /ˈstaɪ və sənt/
noun
1.
Peter, 1592–1672, Dutch colonial administrator in the Americas: last governor of New Netherlands 1646–64.
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  • If he might even go to play with her sometimes in the garden behind peter stuyvesant's house.

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  • A book is given to each of the first two Dutch governors, and three books to the rule of peter stuyvesant.

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  • peter stuyvesant turned like an angry bear upon the foe, and seizing him as he fled by an immeasurable queue, “Ah, caterpillar!”

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  • In time peter stuyvesant came to be governor, and a stern, tyrannical ruler he was.

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  • Hereafter you shall pay no more taxes to the Dutch government, neither shall you obey peter stuyvesant.

  • One of the magistrates dared to tell Scott that he ought to settle this dispute with peter stuyvesant.

  • peter stuyvesant called his council, and they decided to lose no time in making their fortifications as strong as possible.

  • What was peter stuyvesant doing as the frigates so insolently sailed past under his very eyes?

  • But peter stuyvesant thought it needful to teach his Indian neighbors a lesson.

British Dictionary definitions for peter stuyvesant

Stuyvesant

/ˈstaɪvɪsənt/
noun
1.
Peter. ?1610–72, Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland (later New York) (1646–64)
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