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Macdonald

[muh k-don-uh ld]
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noun
  1. George,1824–1905, Scottish novelist and poet.
  2. Sir John Alexander,1815–91, Canadian statesman, born in Scotland: first prime minister 1867–73, 1878–91.
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MacDonald

[muh k-don-uh ld]
noun
  1. James Ramsay,1866–1937, British statesman and labor leader: prime minister 1924, 1929–35.
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  • Macdonald's always the first one to go up to the penitent bench.

  • Macdonald, however, was not a man to be put down in his own shop and before his own admirers.

  • Macdonald strode to the forge and took out the bar of white-hot iron.

  • "Brain 'em," said Macdonald laconically, speaking for the first time.

  • "A celebrated German writer," lisped the modest Miss Macdonald.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli


British Dictionary definitions for macdonald

Macdonald

noun
  1. Flora. 1722–90, Scottish heroine, who helped the Young Pretender to escape to Skye after his defeat at the battle of Culloden (1746)
  2. Sir John Alexander. 1815–91, Canadian statesman, born in Scotland, who was the first prime minister of the Dominion of Canada (1867–73; 1878–91)
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MacDonald

noun
  1. (James) Ramsay . 1866–1937, British statesman, who led the first and second Labour Governments (1924 and 1929–31). He also led a coalition (1931–35), which the majority of the Labour Party refused to support
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