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Shriver

[shrahy-ver] /ˈʃraɪ vər/
noun
1.
(Robert) Sargent, Jr
[sahr-juh nt] /ˈsɑr dʒənt/ (Show IPA),
1915–2011, U.S. businessman and government official: first director of the U.S. Peace Corps, 1961–66.
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  • Shriver was in the rear, and in the greatest trepidation for the safety of the President.

    The Old Pike Thomas B. Searight
  • I said to Mr. Shriver, whom I knew to be reckoned as a loyal man, that he should not have lent his presence.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith
  • While in the midst of his examination, Miss Branson, accompanied by a Mr. Shriver, came in.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith
  • Ill stand up against them, declared Shriver, if I have to be carried off the field in a wheelbarrow.

  • I told you, Shriver, that you didnt pay enough attention to your training and kept too late hours.

Word Origin and History for Shriver

shriver

n.

"confessor," mid-14c., agent noun from shrive (v.).

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