Paul Jones


  1. an old-time dance in which partners are exchanged

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Paul Jones1

C19: named after John Paul Jones

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Example Sentences

To quote my old friend John Paul Jones, I have not yet begun to fight.

However, Paul Jones was the last man in the world to think of danger; so he put boldly out to sea, and took his chances.

Like John Paul Jones, an accident had made him a captain of a ship when he was a mere boy.

This was the man who had been in Paul Jones's great fight and had received the surrender of the captain of the Serapis.

No one is ignorant of that, which passed in the too well known affair of Paul Jones.

He was the only surviving blood-relative of Paul Jones in this country, being his great-grandnephew.


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