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Simpson

[simp-suh n]
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noun
  1. James Young,1811–70, Scottish professor of obstetrics and obstetrician: pioneer in use of ether and chloroform as anesthetics.
  2. O(renthal) J(ames),born 1946, U.S. football player.
  3. Wallis Warfield. Windsor, Wallis Warfield, Duchess of.
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  • Miss Simpson's father died this morning, and she knew you would have to have some one.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • He remembered, just in time, to express regret at Miss Simpson's bereavement.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Once she had humorously lamented that she had never been to Simpson's restaurant in the Strand.

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    E. M. Forster

  • "Tad" Simpson was known to be deep in Congressman Atkins's confidence.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • But Mr. Simpson, it seemed, was not yet ready to proceed with the coronation.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for simpson

Simpson

noun
  1. Sir James Young. 1811–70, Scottish obstetrician, who pioneered the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic
  2. Wallis (Warfield) (ˈwɒlɪs). See Edward VIII
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Simpson

(sĭmpsən)Sir James Young 1811-1870
  1. British obstetrician and a founder of gynecology. He is also known for introducing the use of chloroform as an anesthetic.
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