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He left the car at a gas station a block from the Olympia, and it was 6:55 when he walked into the dressing room.
The books have sold over six million copies, and birthed a TV mini-series in the early 1990s starring Olympia Dukakis.
This modest dive bar in Olympia, Washington, is more than meets the eye.Smoking Ban? Here's Where Cigarettes Are Still Allowed|Abby Haglage|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So the Olympia Snowe types who helped broker compromises have left or been defeated.Why the 112th Congress Was The Worst, and the Next One Won’t Be Much Better|Howard Kurtz|January 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With two Republican women retiring—Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and Olympia Snowe of Maine—the number drops to 15.One in Five? Women in the Senate Approach an Historic High-Water Mark|Eleanor Clift|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Him I came upon in the lounging room of a music hall called the Olympia.The A.E.F.|Heywood Broun
One of the statues raised to him by the Spartan exiles was at Olympia, the base of which has been discovered.
The road from Tumwater to Olympia was ankle-deep in mud, and thridded a dense forest with a narrow track.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
But Olympia never recovered from the effects of that fearful flight; and an early death crowned her beautiful and exemplary life.The Duchess of Trajetto|Anne Manning
Frank found her very like her mother--the smiling one of Darlton and Boice, Olympia entertainers of past years.Port O' Gold|Louis John Stellman
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Word Origin and History for olympia
U.S. capital, founded 1791, named for President George Washington (1732-1799), the family name from a town in northeastern England, from Old English, literally "estate of a man named Wassa." The U.S. state was named when it was formed as a territory in 1853 (admitted to the union 1889).
Culture definitions for olympia
State in the northwestern United States bordered by British Columbia, Canada, to the north; Idaho to the east; Oregon to the south; and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its capital is Olympia, and its largest city is Seattle. The area to the west of the Cascades, which run north and south through the middle of the state, is wet, mountainous, and forested, that to the east is arid.