Pitt

[pit]
noun
  1. William, 1st Earl of Chatham,1708–78, British statesman.
  2. his sonWilliam,1759–1806, British statesman: prime minister 1783–1801, 1804–06.
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  • Mr. Pitt made answer, that he thought it needless to enter into that question.

  • For this he must wait until Pitt and Wolverstone should have withdrawn.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • "Ye're going to deliver yourself into Bishop's hands," Pitt warned him.

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    Rafael Sabatini

  • Gardner broke into protestations of Pitt's health, youth, and vigour.

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    Rafael Sabatini

  • To Pitt, this separation was the poignant climax of all his sufferings.

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    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for pitt

Pitt

noun
  1. William Bradley, born 1963, US actor; his films include Thelma and Louise (1991), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Fight Club (1999), Babel (2006), and Moneyball (2011)
  2. William, known as Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham. 1708–78, British statesman. He was first minister (1756–57; 1757–61; 1766–68) and achieved British victory in the Seven Years' War (1756–63)
  3. his son William, known as Pitt the Younger. 1759–1806, British statesman. As prime minister (1783–1801; 1804–06), he carried through important fiscal and tariff reforms. From 1793, his attention was focused on the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France
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