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[stahy-vuh-suh nt] /ˈstaɪ və sənt/
Peter, 1592–1672, Dutch colonial administrator in the Americas: last governor of New Netherlands 1646–64. Unabridged
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  • If Stuyvesant sometimes displayed the rash despotism of a soldier, he was sure to be reproved by his employers.

  • So was Stuyvesant; but there was nothing remarkable about that.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • "I suppose you expected a figure like a beer keg," rejoined Stuyvesant, laughing.

    Driven From Home Horatio Alger
  • Stuyvesant was agreeable enough, and so I came on to New York.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • At the dinner table, Phonny and Stuyvesant sat upon one side of the table, and Malleville sat on the other side, opposite to them.

    Stuyvesant Jacob Abbott
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Peter. ?1610–72, Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland (later New York) (1646–64)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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