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[rob-inz] /ˈrɒb ɪnz/
Frederick C(hapman) 1916–2003, U.S. physician: Nobel prize 1954.
Jerome, 1918–1998, U.S. dancer and choreographer. Unabridged
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  • "I thought I was the only fool in the crowd," explained Robbins.

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  • Robbins didn't approve of America, but he had approved of his mistress.

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  • "Well, some master silly pieces have got into the paper, fust an' last," said Mrs. Robbins.

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  • It seemed that Robbins carried out his instructions too laboriously.

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  • Mr Armstrong would fain have taken his seat beside Robbins on the box.

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British Dictionary definitions for Robbins


Jerome. 1918–98, US ballet dancer and choreographer. He choreographed the musicals The King and I (1951) and West Side Story (1957)
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Robbins in Medicine

Robbins Rob·bins (rŏb'ĭnz), Frederick Chapman. Born 1916.

American microbiologist. He shared a 1954 Nobel Prize for work on the cultivation of the polio virus.

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