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[kob-duh n]
  1. Richard,1804–65, English manufacturer, merchant, economist, and statesman.
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Examples from the Web for cobden

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Cobden and Mr. Bright must have been disappointed in this 'young man from the country.'

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • And we'll walk on the wall of China by moonlight, with Cleopatra and Mr. Cobden?

  • Perhaps Cobden did better by persuasion, but that was another matter.

  • Cobden used to say, "I'm working like a  horse without a moment to spare."

    How to Succeed

    Orison Swett Marden

  • Cobden seems to be a good kind of fellow, but I wish he were not a cotton-spinner.

British Dictionary definitions for cobden


  1. Richard. 1804–65, British economist and statesman: with John Bright a leader of the successful campaign to abolish the Corn Laws (1846)
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