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Howe

[hou] /haʊ/
noun
1.
E(dgar) W(atson) 1853–1937, U.S. novelist and editor.
2.
Elias, 1819–67, U.S. inventor of the sewing machine.
3.
Gordon (Gordie) born 1928, Canadian ice-hockey player.
4.
Irving, 1920–93, U.S. social historian and literary critic.
5.
Julia Ward, 1819–1910, U.S. writer and reformer: author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (wife of Samuel Gridley Howe).
6.
Richard (Earl Howe"Black Dick") 1726–99, British admiral (brother of William Howe).
7.
Samuel Gridley
[grid-lee] /ˈgrɪd li/ (Show IPA),
1801–76, U.S. surgeon and humanitarian.
8.
William, 5th Viscount, 1729–1814, British general in the American Revolutionary War.
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Examples from the Web for william howe
Historical Examples
  • General Sir william howe determined to attack these new works.

    George Washington Calista McCabe Courtenay
  • Sir william howe passed the night of the 11th on the field of battle.

  • Sir william howe had not so much to show for his red ribbon, after all.

  • I had heard that Sir william howe was of sybaritic temperament.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
  • But perhaps it would be wise for you to keep these opinions from Sir william howe.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
  • I inferred that busy days such as this were rare with Sir william howe.

    In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
  • But Sir william howe, if he ever heard this legend, had forgotten it.

    Twice Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Having sent his comrade off, william howe, leaving his steeds quietly browsing by the wayside, bent his steps towards home.

    Town Versus Country Mary Russell Mitford
  • For had Sir william howe led on his troops to action victory was in his power and conquest in his train.

    Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2 John Frederick Schroeder
  • Sir william howe immediately got notice of his position and formed a plan to surprise and cut him off.

    Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2 John Frederick Schroeder
British Dictionary definitions for william howe

howe

/haʊ/
noun
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a depression in the earth's surface, such as a basin or valley
Word Origin
C16: from hole

Howe

/haʊ/
noun
1.
Elias. 1819–67, US inventor of the sewing machine (1846)
2.
Gordon, known as Gordie. born 1928, US ice-hockey player, who scored1071 goals in a professional career lasting 32 years.
3.
Howe of Aberavon, Baron, title of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe. born 1926, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979–83); foreign secretary (1983–89); deputy prime minister (1989–90)
4.
Richard, 4th Viscount Howe. 1726–99, British admiral: served (1776–78) in the War of American Independence and commanded the Channel fleet against France, winning the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794)
5.
his brother, William, 5th Viscount Howe. 1729–1814, British general; commander in chief (1776–78) of British forces in the War of American Independence
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