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

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

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  • "With all my heart, Colonel Sullivan," the priest answered cordially.

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  • "Let me speak, not for them, but to them," Colonel Sullivan replied impulsively.

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  • "You must give up your sword, Colonel Sullivan," he continued.

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British Dictionary definitions for Sullivan


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
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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