Rankin

[rang-kin]
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noun

Jeannette,1880–1973, U.S. women's-rights leader and pacifist: first woman elected to Congress; served 1917–19, 1941–43.

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Contemporary Examples of rankin

  • Now as part of a new retrospective in London, Rankin wants to capture 1000 real people from across the UK.

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    Get Shot by Rankin

    Paul Laster

    July 31, 2009

  • Born in Glasgow in 1966, Rankin grew up in St. Albans and studied photography at the London College of Printing.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Get Shot by Rankin

    Paul Laster

    July 31, 2009

  • Now as part of a new retrospective in London, Rankin wants to capture 1,000 real people from across the UK.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Get Shot by Rankin

    Paul Laster

    July 31, 2009

Historical Examples of rankin

  • What followed Andrew could not hear, except an occasional roar from Rankin.

  • "I guess not," Rankin replied slowly, as if deliberating the question.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • Rankin, meanwhile, had got himself equipped for his long ride.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • Rankin answered, with a jerk which betokened suppressed emotion.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller

  • There were tears in her eyes, and Rankin blessed her for them.

    Peak and Prairie

    Anna Fuller


British Dictionary definitions for rankin

Rankin

noun

Ian. born 1960, Scottish novelist; best known for his series of novels featuring Edinburgh detective Inspector Rebus, beginning with Knots and Crosses (1987)
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