[ hahr-luhn ]

  1. John Marshall, 1833–1911, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1877–1911.

  2. his grandson, John Marshall, 1899–1971, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1955–71.

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How to use Harlan in a sentence

  • The other night Harlan was here making a speech to a crowd out of the window, and my boy Tad was sitting behind him.

    The Crisis, Complete | Winston Churchill
  • Harlan returned to the wounded man, to find that he had collapsed and was breathing heavily.

    'Drag' Harlan | Charles Alden Seltzer
  • But Harlan followed him, grasping him by a shoulder and gripping it with iron fingers, so that Laskar screamed with pain.

    'Drag' Harlan | Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Laskar was still groaning, and finally Harlan walked to him and pushed him with a contemptuous foot.

    'Drag' Harlan | Charles Alden Seltzer
  • For some minutes Harlan stood, looking down at him; then he knelt in the sand beside him and lifted his head.

    'Drag' Harlan | Charles Alden Seltzer