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Sullivan

[suhl-uh-vuh n] /ˈsʌl ə vən/
noun
1.
Annie (Anne Mansfield Sullivan Macy) 1866–1936, U.S. teacher of Helen Keller.
2.
Sir Arthur (Seymour) 1842–1900, English composer: collaborator with Sir William Gilbert.
3.
Ed(ward Vincent) 1902–74, U.S. journalist and television host.
4.
Harry Stack
[stak] /stæk/ (Show IPA),
1892–1949, U.S. psychiatrist.
5.
John L(awrence) 1858–1918, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1882–92.
6.
Louis Henri
[hen-ree] /ˈhɛn ri/ (Show IPA),
1856–1924, U.S. architect.
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  • It had sounded strange, but Sullivan was not there to ask questions.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • Yet Andy's change of horses at Sullivan's place changed the entire problem.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • "With all my heart, Colonel Sullivan," the priest answered cordially.

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • "Let me speak, not for them, but to them," Colonel Sullivan replied impulsively.

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • "You must give up your sword, Colonel Sullivan," he continued.

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
British Dictionary definitions for Sullivan

Sullivan

/ˈsʌlɪvən/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur (Seymour). 1842–1900, English composer who wrote operettas, such as H.M.S. Pinafore (1878) and The Mikado (1885), with W. S. Gilbert as librettist
2.
Louis (Henri). 1856–1924, US pioneer of modern architecture: he coined the slogan "form follows function"
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Sullivan in Medicine

Sullivan Sul·li·van, Harry Stack. 1892-1949.

American psychiatrist who theorized that personality is largely determined by one's interpersonal relations and the assimilation of societal values.

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