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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/
noun
1.
Kiliaen
[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).
2.
Stephen ("the Patroon") 1765–1839, U.S. political leader and major general.
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  • It was my fortune to be well known to Madame Van Rensselaer, our hostess.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Van Rensselaer Livingstone was in college with him, in his own class, at Harvard.

    A Border Ruffian Thomas A. Janvier
  • And Mr. Van Rensselaer folded the telegram, and put it in his pocket, and smiled.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • "That's what I sent for you for," was Van Rensselaer's reply.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • I have said five; for Van Rensselaer the younger, strange to say, joined them but halfway.

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

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • Really, he is a great responsibility to me, Mrs. Van Rensselaer!

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • At that moment Mrs. Van Rensselaer opened the door and looked in.

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • "Hope can handle them all right," declared Mrs. Van Rensselaer.

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • "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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