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  1. Benjamin Robbins,1809–74, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1851–57; resigned in dissent over Dred Scott case.
  2. Charles,1860–1936, vice president of the U.S. 1929–33.
  3. Cyrus Her·mann Kotzsch·mar [hur-muh n koch-mahr] /ˈhɜr mən ˈkɒtʃ mɑr/, 1850–1933, U.S. publisher.
  4. George Tick·nor [tik-ner] /ˈtɪk nər/, 1812–94, U.S. attorney and writer.
  5. George William,1824–92, U.S. essayist, editor, and reformer.
  6. a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “courteous.”
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Examples from the Web for curtises

Historical Examples of curtises

  • "The Curtises have not a whit more title to the child than I have," he burst out.

    The Story of Glass

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • Have you noticed, my dear, that Roland's hardly been round to the Curtises' at all these holidays?

  • They would have to go into the Curtises'; it would be terrible.

  • Did you not tell me that she and the Curtises spent the evening with you?

  • But it won't be for this year—and the Curtises won't let it.