[ ben-tn ]
/ ˈbɛn tn /
Thomas Hart "Old Bullion", 1782–1858, U.S. political leader.
his grandnephew, Thomas Hart, 1889–1975, U.S. painter and lithographer.
a city in central Arkansas.
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British Dictionary definitions for Benton
/ (ˈbɛntən) /
Thomas Hart . 1889–1975, US painter of rural life; a leader of the American Regionalist painters in the 1930s
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Idioms and Phrases with Benton
Also, bent upon. Determined, resolved, as in Jamie is bent on winning the math prize. This phrase, first recorded in 1762, always uses the past participle of the verb bend in the sense of “tend toward.”
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