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  1. Henrietta,1868–1921, U.S. astronomer.
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Examples from the Web for leavitt

Historical Examples

  • There was no keeping Leavitt to a coherent narrative about the missing Farquharson.

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  • At times Leavitt could be as uncannily brilliant as he was dull and boresome.

  • "I should not care to talk with Mr. Leavitt," Miss Stanleigh cut me short.

  • But Leavitt only hangs his head guilty and shuffles his feet.

  • And, if you'll believe me, Mr. Leavitt not only had on the costume, but he had the lines too.

leavitt in Science


  1. American astronomer who discovered four novae and over 2,400 variable stars. She also developed a mathematical formula used to measure intergalactic distances.
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