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Gates

[ geyts ]

noun

  1. Horatio, 1728–1806, American Revolutionary general, born in England.
  2. William Bill, born 1956, U.S. entrepreneur.


Gates

/ ɡeɪts /

noun

  1. GatesBill1955MUSTECHNOLOGY: computer-scientistPHILANTHROPY: philanthropist Bill, full name William Henry Gates. born 1955, US computer-software executive and philanthropist; founder (1976) of Microsoft Corporation
  2. GatesHenry Louis1950MUSMISC: scholarWRITING: critic Henry Louis. born 1950, US scholar and critic, who pioneered African-American studies in such works as Figures in Black (1987)
  3. GatesHoratio?17281806MUSMILITARY: general Horatio. ?1728–1806, American Revolutionary general: defeated the British at Saratoga (1777)


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In May of 2018, Gates succeeded General Colin Powell as National Chairman of the Eisenhower Fellowships.

These distortions are stubborn and more meaningful than Gates is ready to concede.

For example, Gates marvels that for the vast majority of Americans, electric heaters are actually cheaper than continuing to use fossil gas.

I spoke to Gates in December about his new book, the limits of his optimism, and how his thinking on climate change has evolved.

Back in the tech history books, the transitions from founder and CEO to the next executive up include the duds like Gates to Steve Ballmer but also successes like Steve Jobs to Tim Cook, Bob Noyce to Andy Grove, and Bill Hewlett to John Young.

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KSM enters the complex through a “Sally Port,” a series of gates designed to allow just one vehicle in at a time.

Even Defense Secretary Gates, at least for a time, was open to the notion.

Will these resurrected animals be house-trained and know to exit the pearly gates before doing their business?

Comic book heroes are even hotter—Spiderman and Batman probably earn more money nowadays than Warren Buffett and Bill Gates.

But what happens at Winchester University is a microcosm of the cruel world beyond its be-crested gates.

The nine barricaded the outer gates and placed in the best positions guns loaded with grape.

I hadn't the nerve to stand there and tell her she'd never see her father again this side of the pearly gates.

He was accustomed, at his return, or issuing from his gates, to be hailed and lackied by the acclamations of the populace.

In the wall were eight gates, and at each one a keeper was stationed at all hours of the day and night.

If only India were pulling her weight for us on the same scale, we should by now be before the gates of Vienna.

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