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Van Buren

[van byoo r-uh n] /væn ˈbyʊər ən/
noun
1.
Martin, 1782–1862, 8th president of the U.S. 1837–41.
2.
a town in central Arkansas.
3.
a male given name.
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  • "That decides it," said Mr. Van Buren, who was stopping on for a day or two.

  • And Mr. Van Buren ought to be with us, to tell us about places.

  • The question is, are you engaged to Mr. Van Buren, or are you not?

  • There was a common feeling that Van Buren would do nothing “radical.”

    Expansion and Conflict William E. Dodd
  • Van Buren likewise delayed and risked his Southern popularity.

    Expansion and Conflict William E. Dodd
  • Van Buren and his lieutenants, including Calhoun, were chagrined and humiliated.

    Expansion and Conflict William E. Dodd
  • I told Van Buren that on the stage they think she's in society, and in society they believe she's on the stage.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • "And a cousin," replied Van Buren with unexpected quickness.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
  • Van Buren went to the window and stood looking out for a few minutes.

    The Limit Ada Leverson
British Dictionary definitions for Van Buren

Van Buren

/væn ˈbjʊərən/
noun
1.
Martin. 1782–1862, US Democratic statesman; 8th president of the US (1837–41)
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