- Jacob August,1849–1914, U.S. journalist and social reformer, born in Denmark.
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Examples from the Web for riis
Riis called the story of his life, The Making of an American.Heroes of To-Day
Mary R. Parkman
Riis and Mrs. Riis (together, starting up from their chairs).
I am afraid, my dear Mrs. Riis, we have come at an inconvenient time for your daughter?
Riis (coming out of his room, with his hat on, and drawing on his gloves).
But is that any reason why girls who are betrothed should behave as Miss Riis has been doing?