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Winthrop

[win-thruh p] /ˈwɪn θrəp/
noun
1.
John, 1588–1649, English colonist in America: 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony 1629–33, 1637–40, 1642–44, 1646–49.
2.
his son, John, 1606–76, English colonist in America: colonial governor of Connecticut 1657, 1659–76.
3.
John or Fitz-John
[fits-jon] /ˈfɪtsˈdʒɒn/ (Show IPA),
1638–1707, American soldier and statesman: colonial governor of Connecticut 1698–1707 (son of the younger John Winthrop).
4.
John, 1714–79, American astronomer, mathematician, and physicist.
5.
Robert Charles, 1809–94, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1847–49.
6.
a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
7.
a male given name.
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  • Mistress Winthrop looked up—a sudden, almost scared glance it was.

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  • Mistress Winthrop's eyes were lowered; her cheeks were scarlet.

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  • "Mistress Winthrop," he resumed, with an entire change of voice.

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  • Miss Winthrop paused to readjust a pin and the angle of her hat.

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  • Miss Winthrop, now thoroughly warm, began to prepare her supper.

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  • Is there any objection to my dictating a letter to Miss Winthrop?

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  • Before Don had time to reach the door Miss Winthrop stepped out.

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  • In this moment of indulgence his thoughts turned to Miss Winthrop.

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  • It was the week of the Moore cotillion that Miss Winthrop observed the change in him.

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British Dictionary definitions for Winthrop

Winthrop

/ˈwɪnˌθrɒp/
noun
1.
John. 1588–1649, English lawyer and colonist, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony: the leading figure among the Puritan settlers of New England
2.
his son, John. 1606–76, English lawyer and colonist; a founder of Agawan (now Ipswich), Massachusetts; governor of Connecticut
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