George, 1837–1917, U.S. admiral: defeated Spanish fleet in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
John, 1859–1952, U.S. philosopher and educator.
Mel·vil [mel-vil], /ˈmɛl vɪl/, Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey, 1851–1931, U.S. educator, administrator, and innovator in the field of library science.
Thomas E(dmund), 1902–71, U.S. lawyer and political leader.
a male given name, form of David.
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How to use Dewey in a sentence
Dewey was unconscious, not breathing, and had no pulse when the other climbers found him.Eldorado Canyon Climber Killed in Apparent Free Soloing Accident | jversteegh | October 19, 2021 | Outside Online
Also in the latest Search Off the Record podcast, Google invited Dewey from the search quality team to talk about spam prevention methods.Are all the Google algorithm updates too much to handle?; Wednesday’s daily brief | Barry Schwartz | July 7, 2021 | Search Engine Land
Dewey explained that Google tackles the most obvious spam methods using machine learning.Are all the Google algorithm updates too much to handle?; Wednesday’s daily brief | Barry Schwartz | July 7, 2021 | Search Engine Land
His smooth, above-the-fray approach probably cost Dewey the presidency.The parallels between 1948’s ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ election and today | jakemeth | November 3, 2020 | Fortune
Dewey, who was New York governor in 1948, seemed bound for an easy victory.The parallels between 1948’s ‘Dewey defeats Truman’ election and today | jakemeth | November 3, 2020 | Fortune
Dewey Square was hired to do the outreach to these communities by Global Strategies, another public affairs consulting firm.
Of the four Republican presidential nominees from 1948 to 1968, only two were “next in line”—Thomas Dewey and Richard Nixon.
Meanwhile, the from-the-left insurgency of former Vice President Henry Wallace tipped New York to Dewey and the Republicans.
The New York law was intended to bite - and Dewey plainly intended to make his law an issue in the presidential election of 1948.
William Howard Taft; 2, Thomas Dewey (1944 and 48, moustache) and Charles Evans Hughes (1916, beard).
Dewey was ready to fight with ships, but he did not want to fight with forts, so he waited for darkness to come before going in.
Then Dewey thought it was time to give his men a rest and let them have some breakfast, so he steamed away.
Some shots were fired back, but in a few minutes it was all over and Dewey's squadron was safe in Manila Bay.
Before that very few had heard of George Dewey; now he was looked on as one of our greatest naval heroes.
"Dewey on the bridge," with shot and shell screaming about him, was as fine a figure as "Farragut in the shrouds" had once been.
British Dictionary definitions for Dewey
John. 1859–1952, US pragmatist philosopher and educator: an exponent of progressivism in education, he formulated an instrumentalist theory of learning through experience. His works include The School and Society (1899), Democracy and Education (1916), and Logic: the Theory of Inquiry (1938)
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