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Runyon

[ruhn-yuh n] /ˈrʌn yən/
noun
1.
(Alfred) Damon
[dey-muh n] /ˈdeɪ mən/ (Show IPA),
1884–1946, U.S. journalist and short-story writer.
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  • They talked for a little while, Runyon bending down toward her.

  • Sylvia drew away from Runyon, not spasmodically, but as if she were moving in her sleep.

  • Sylvia did not look at Runyon as he picked up his coat and hat and vanished.

  • And she knew that from the beginning she had hoped that Runyon would appear.

  • Wayne and Valdez were already returning, with Runyon between them.

British Dictionary definitions for Runyon

Runyon

/ˈrʌnjən/
noun
1.
(Alfred) Damon. 1884–1946, US short-story writer, best known for his humorous tales about racy Broadway characters. His story collections include Guys and Dolls (1932), which became the basis of a musical (1950)
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