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[suhm-ter, suhmp-] /ˈsʌm tər, ˈsʌmp-/
a city in central South Carolina. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • It is said that the first gun against Sumter had been fired by a classmate of his.

    Campfire and Battlefield Rossiter Johnson
  • This place is the county-town of Sumter County, and the head of navigation by the Ocklawaha.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • The evening of the escape of the Sumter was one of those Gulf evenings, which can only be felt, and not described.

  • The day Sumter was fired on, he went to the President to offer his help and counsel.

    Stephen Arnold Douglas William Garrott Brown
  • They begged that Mrs. Sumter would not mention that to any one but the captain yet awhile.

    Lanier of the Cavalry Charles King
  • There is no doubt that the Lincoln Cabinet reversed its position about Sumter.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • "My misfortune, sir, but hardly my fault," answered Captain Sumter tersely yet respectfully.

    Lanier of the Cavalry Charles King
  • But the hour for the grand ceremonial at Sumter had now almost arrived.

    The Flag Replaced on Sumter William A. Spicer
  • Lee, for this purpose, was sent with a strong party to cooperate with Marion and Sumter.

    Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2 John Frederick Schroeder
  • This young man, at the firing of Sumter, had passed his twenty-first year.

    Hubert's Wife Minnie Mary Lee
British Dictionary definitions for Sumter


Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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