Stephenson

[stee-vuh n-suh n]
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noun

George,1781–1848, English inventor and engineer.
his sonRobert,1803–59, English engineer.

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Contemporary Examples of stephenson

  • In the early 2000s, after splitting with his wife of 20 years, Stephenson began devoting more time to his interest in art.

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    Why eBay Is an Art Forger’s Paradise

    Lizzie Crocker

    August 19, 2014

  • Today, Stephenson is cooperating with a federal investigation of the eBay reseller whom he purchased these works from.

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    Why eBay Is an Art Forger’s Paradise

    Lizzie Crocker

    August 19, 2014

  • Stephenson said he had no knowledge of the extent of the practice and his integrity was “completely intact.”

  • In his resignation statement, Stephenson insisted that he was leaving the job with his integrity intact.

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    U.K. Loses Faith in Police

    William Underhill

    July 18, 2011

  • Less than 24 hours after Stephenson stood down, assistant commissioner John Yates quit Monday over similar allegations.

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    U.K. Loses Faith in Police

    William Underhill

    July 18, 2011

Historical Examples of stephenson

  • His originality as an inventor has indeed been called in question, like that of Watt and Stephenson.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • Mr. Stephenson approved the plan, and agreed to my proposal.

  • Across the Atlantic came the news of Stephenson's remarkable success.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • Stephenson was heard to say, by some of the workmen, that he could repair it.

    Hidden Treasures

    Harry A. Lewis

  • Stephenson was again taken on as a brakesman at the p. 40West Moor Pit.


British Dictionary definitions for stephenson

Stephenson

noun

George. 1781–1848, British inventor of the first successful steam locomotive (1814); constructed the first railway line to carry passengers, the Stockton and Darlington Railway (opened 1825)
his son, Robert. 1803–59, British engineer, noted for his construction of railway bridges and viaducts, esp the tubular bridge over the Menai Strait
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