Stuyvesant

[stahy-vuh-suh nt]
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noun

Peter,1592–1672, Dutch colonial administrator in the Americas: last governor of New Netherlands 1646–64.

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  • Stuyvesant did not go broke, and Frances sailed on the first of June.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • Stuyvesant was agreeable enough, and so I came on to New York.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • So was Stuyvesant; but there was nothing remarkable about that.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • She had made him feel that money––the kind of money Stuyvesant stood for––was nonsense.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • The Anstices' house stood on the sunny side of Stuyvesant Square.

    Flint

    Maud Wilder Goodwin



British Dictionary definitions for stuyvesant

Stuyvesant

noun

Peter. ?1610–72, Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland (later New York) (1646–64)
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