tawney

[taw-nee]

Tawney

[taw-nee, tey-]
noun
  1. Richard Henry,1880–1962, English historian, born in Calcutta.
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Historical Examples of tawney

  • "Fifty thousand is absolutely the top," Tawney said sharply.

    Gold in the Sky

    Alan Edward Nourse

  • Tawney's offer was three times as much as the rig was worth.

    Gold in the Sky

    Alan Edward Nourse

  • Look, there isn't going to be any bargaining with Tawney, he just doesn't work that way.

    Gold in the Sky

    Alan Edward Nourse

  • True to his word, Tawney had given them the freedom of the ship.

    Gold in the Sky

    Alan Edward Nourse

  • He moved quickly and he thought again of what Tawney had said.

    Gold in the Sky

    Alan Edward Nourse


British Dictionary definitions for tawney

Tawney

noun
  1. R (ichard) H (enry). 1880–1962, British economic historian, born in India. His chief works are The Acquisitive Society (1920), Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926), and Equality (1931)
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