John D(a·vi·son) [dey-vuh-suhn], /ˈdeɪ və sən/, 1839–1937, and his son John D(avison), Jr., 1874–1960, U.S. oil magnates and philanthropists.
Nelson A(ldrich), 1908–79, U.S. political leader: governor of New York 1959–73; vice president of the U.S. 1974–77 (son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.).
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How to use Rockefeller in a sentence
Then, the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations are excited by what they’re seeing in wheat, and they set up the International Rice Research Institute outside the Philippines, and they resolve to do the same thing with rice.Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | July 29, 2021 | Freakonomics
Other foundations, including Gates and Rockefeller, have also worked with the group, but not like Scott did—using it more or less as a one-stop shop for all her philanthropy needs.MacKenzie Scott Gave Away $6 Billion Last Year. It's Not As Easy As It Sounds | Belinda Luscombe | May 25, 2021 | Time
The Rockefeller researchers had identified a single type of antibody primed to attack other immune cells.Could covid lead to a lifetime of autoimmune disease? | Adam Piore | April 23, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Since the pandemic began, Clark and Rockefeller have seen a sharp rise in the groups’ popularity.‘Buy Nothing’ groups: A place to share goods, services — and gratitude | Anying Guo | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Rockefeller also partially financed the construction of the paved Park Loop Road.
It may have been the reason why Goldwater beat Rockefeller by three points, and effectively sewed up the GOP nomination.
The group, which includes members of the Rockefeller, Pritzker, and Marriott families, was hosted at the White House this spring.
Carolyn had her own customers, mostly art and craft mavens like Blanchette Rockefeller.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo | Felice Picano | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He wanted very much to get Rockefeller to run as vice president.
Are you the first Rockefeller biographer to use either of those?
Where Rockefeller is a hero, a false standard of morals is set up.American Sketches | Charles Whibley
Mr. Rockefeller does not use the oil-wells he owns, nor a hundred-millionth part of the coal his shares in coal-mines represent.The Common Sense of Socialism | John Spargo
Mr. Rockefeller controls about eighty or ninety millions of capital stock in the Standard Oil Trust.How to Succeed | Orison Swett Marden
A freckle is the same to a druggist as a pipe line is to Rockefeller—ready money and a lot of it.The Foolish Almanak | Anonymous
It made Rockefeller's little kerosene speculation look like a bucket shop.The Gentle Grafter | O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for Rockefeller
John D (avison). 1839–1937, US industrialist and philanthropist
his son, John D (avison). 1874–1960, US capitalist and philanthropist
his son, Nelson (Aldrich). 1908–79, US politician; governor of New York State (1958–74); vice president (1974–76)
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