[lee-ver-hyoom or, often, -yoom]


ViscountWilliam Hesketh Lever, 1851–1925, English soap manufacturer, originator of an employee profit-sharing plan, and founder of a model industrial town.

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  • Are you suffering from that Leverhulme six-hour-working-day sort of feeling?

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  • I would not have the reader to suppose that I consider Lord Leverhulme a heaven-sent genius of statesmanship.

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William Hesketh, 1st Viscount. 1851–1925, English soap manufacturer and philanthropist, who founded (1881) the model industrial town Port Sunlight
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