Stanley

[stan-lee]
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noun


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  • You can't hang a man, Mr. Stanley, for shooting up a frying-pan.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • "You're across the dead line, m' son," said Stanley, with lazy significance.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • Stanley's jaw dropped, but it was surprise which slackened the muscles.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • "You'll hang for that," Stanley stated impersonally, without moving.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • I thought for a minute I'd have to shoot that man Stanley—when you turned your back on him.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower


British Dictionary definitions for stanley

Stanley

1

noun

the capital of the Falkland Islands, in NE East Falkland Island: scene of fighting in the Falklands War of 1982. Pop: 1989 (2001)
a town in NE England, in N Durham. Pop: 19 072 (2001)
Mount Stanley a mountain in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): the highest peak of the Ruwenzori range. Height: 5109 m (16 763 ft)Congolese name: Ngaliema Mountain

Stanley

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noun

Sir Henry Morton . 1841–1904, British explorer and journalist, who led an expedition to Africa in search of Livingstone, whom he found on Nov 10, 1871. He led three further expeditions in Africa (1874–77; 1879–84; 1887–89) and was instrumental in securing Belgian sovereignty over the Congo Free State
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stanley in Medicine

Stanley

[stănlē]Wendell Meredith 1904-1971

American biochemist. He shared a 1946 Nobel Prize for discovering methods of producing pure enzymes and virus proteins.
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