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[samp-suh n] /ˈsæmp sən/
Deborah, 1760–1827, U.S. Revolutionary War soldier who fought disguised as a man.
William Thomas, 1840–1902, U.S. admiral.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Let's hear the story from you, then, Sampson," Mr. Balderby said.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Sampson's carpet-bag and portmanteau had been left in this sitting-room.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • He went away with the determination of discovering the sick man, Sampson Wilmot.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • But even if Sampson Wilmot had lived to speak, what could he have told?

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • It had been written five-and-twenty years before by Sampson Wilmot.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Those few lines in Sampson Wilmot's letter suggested a motive.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • The Sampson Agonistes is formed upon the model of Sophocles.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • I went to live at Mrs. Sampson's, and I have been there ever since.

  • Mr. Sampson became interested, and in the end went to the station with Nat.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.

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