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Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Oskar Schindler—these names come readily to mind when we think of heroes of conscience.
At one point, Turness suggested that Gregory have a live band close out the show to commemorate the death of Nelson Mandela.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown|Lloyd Grove|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When did you first think you might write about Nelson Rockefeller?
They shared a birthday—July 8—and Nelson always thought that bestowed some sort of personal aura on him.
Nelson Rockefeller was suspect because of his connections with FDR.
Nelson ordered the signal to be made for a chase in the south-east quarter.Fifty-two Stories of the British Navy, from Damme to Trafalgar.|Alfred H. Miles
Bee felt sorry that Nelson had overheard what she had said, though indeed there was no harm in it.Rosy|Mrs. Molesworth
To discover old Nelson fully informed upon any matter whatever was a new experience.'Twixt Land & Sea|Joseph Conrad
Dissolve Nelson's Gelatine, in the proportion of half-an-ounce to a pint of the fruit, in a little water, stir well together.Nelson's Home Comforts|Mary Hooper
Miss Nelson had decided not to say anything to Ermengarde until the meal was over.The Children of Wilton Chase|Mrs. L. T. Meade
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Word Origin and History for nelson
type of wrestling hold, 1875, apparently from a proper or surname, but no one now knows whose.
Presently, Stubbs, the more skilful as well as the more powerful of the twain, seizes the luckless Jumper in a terrible gripe, known to the initiated as the Full Nelson. ["Lancashire Recreations," in "Chambers's Journal," April 24, 1875]