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Van Rensselaer

[van ren-suh-leer, ren-suh-ler; for 1 also Dutch vahn ren-suh-lahr] /væn ˌrɛn səˈlɪər, ˈrɛn sə lər; for 1 also Dutch vɑn ˈrɛn səˌlɑr/
[kee-lee-ahn] /ˈki liˌɑn/ (Show IPA),
1595–1644, Dutch merchant: founder of Dutch West India Company 1621; large landowner in America, colonizing along the Hudson River (ancestor of Stephen Van Rensselaer).
Stephen ("the Patroon") 1765–1839, U.S. political leader and major general. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On the Van Rensselaer, the Livingston and other of the old feudal estates they rose in revolt.

  • "That's what I sent for you for," was Van Rensselaer's reply.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • Van Rensselaer knew that the ticker was some minutes behind the market, and he cursed with impatience.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • Meanwhile Van Rensselaer crouched by the table, alone with his horror.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • There were men there who were losing a million with every point—the millions that Van Rensselaer was winning.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • "Hope can handle them all right," declared Mrs. Van Rensselaer.

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • Van Rensselaer forgot his bickering with General Smyth and sent him urgent word to hasten to the rescue.

  • Really, he is a great responsibility to me, Mrs. Van Rensselaer!

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • Mr. Van Rensselaer's banquets were things that one did not soon forget; as also was his dining saloon.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • "Yet he has the manners of a gentleman, and seems to have had some education," said Van Rensselaer.

    The Statesmen Snowbound Robert Fitzgerald

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