plummer has written an immensely satisfying memoir, of rare grace, good humor, and unapologetic self-honesty.
Despite his past reputation for behaving like a rake, plummer must have had enormous self-discipline.
Whether about his own family or others, plummer is above all a great storyteller.
plummer, however, said Huawei was still interested in U.S. markets.
plummer found the film so saccharine that he even developed a nickname for it: “The Sound of Mucus.”
"And it's lucky for me that 'King' plummer is my friend," said Mr. Grayson, sincerely.
plummer now tried treachery, and told Crawford they would be friends.
plummer turned anxiously away and gave himself up to thought.
Not all plummer's wealth could save him now, nor all his intellect and cool audacity.
Dr plummer was just about to make a communication when I made my belated entry.
Old English plume "plum, plum tree," from an early Germanic borrowing (cf. Middle Dutch prume, Dutch pruim, Old High German pfluma, pfruma, German Pflaume) from Vulgar Latin *pruna, from Latin prunum "plum," from Greek prounon, later form of proumnon, of unknown origin, perhaps from an Asiatic language (Phrygian?). Also cf. prune (n.). Change of pr- to pl- is peculiar to Germanic. The vowel shortened in early modern English. Meaning "something desirable" is first recorded 1780, probably in reference to the sugar-rich bits of a plum pudding, etc.
: who recently got the plum job of heading the county's Department of Human Resources
Something highly prized, esp an easy job with high pay and prestige, often given for political favors: The winners get to pick all the plums (1825+)
[probably influenced by Little Jack Horner's feat of reaching in his thumb and pulling out a plum (in fact a raisin); compare early 1800s British plummy, ''good, desirable'']