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Knox

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noun
  1. (William) Frank(lin),1874–1944, U.S. publisher and government official.
  2. Henry,1750–1806, American Revolutionary general: 1st U.S. secretary of war 1785–94.
  3. John,c1510–72, Scottish religious reformer and historian.
  4. Phi·lan·der Chase [fi-lan-der] /fɪˈlæn dər/, 1853–1921, U.S. lawyer and politician: secretary of state 1909–13.
  5. Fort. Fort Knox.
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  • It had been believed by Luther, it had been believed by Knox.

    Bunyan

    James Anthony Froude

  • The Scottish Church of the present age has already had its Knox.

  • The door opened, and the servant announced the Rev. Mr. Knox Softly.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever

  • Knox, in the face of many difficulties, fulfilled his mission.

  • "I hope my son won't be angry," the Marchioness said to Mr. Knox.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for knox

Knox

noun
  1. John. ?1514–72, Scottish theologian and historian. After exile in England and on the Continent (1547–59), he returned to Scotland in 1559 and established the Presbyterian Church of Scotland (1560). His chief historical work was the History of the Reformation in Scotland (1586)
  2. Ronald (Arbuthnott). 1888–1957, British priest and author. A convert to Roman Catholicism, he is noted for his translation of the Vulgate (1945–49)
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