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Hawkins

[haw-kinz]
noun
  1. Sir Anthony HopeAnthony Hope, 1863–1933, English novelist and playwright.
  2. Coleman,1904–69, U.S. jazz saxophonist.
  3. Also Hawkyns. Sir John,1532–95, English slave trader and rear admiral.
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Historical Examples of hawkins

  • Hawkins and Drake were as devout and humane as other men of their time.

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • Hawkins got 'em here, same as he always does, by the skin of his teeth.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Unfortunately he had written letters, and Hawkins took them to the Bishop.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • But he bided his time; and when Mr. Hawkins came, then there was a decision pronounced.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • Hawkins was the Brotherton bookseller on the Low Church side.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for hawkins

Hawkins

noun
  1. Coleman. 1904–69, US pioneer of the tenor saxophone for jazz
  2. Sir John. 1532–95, English naval commander and slave trader, treasurer of the navy (1577–89); commander of a squadron in the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada (1588)
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