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Paine

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noun
  1. Albert Big·e·low [big-uh-loh] /ˈbɪg əˌloʊ/, 1861–1937, U.S. author and editor.
  2. Robert Treat [treet] /trit/, 1731–1814, U.S. jurist and statesman.
  3. Thomas,1737–1809, U.S. patriot and writer on government and religion, born in England.
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Paine

noun
  1. Thomas. 1737–1809, American political pamphleteer, born in England. His works include the pamphlets Common Sense (1776) and Crisis (1776–83), supporting the American colonists' fight for independence; The Rights of Man (1791–92), a justification of the French Revolution; and The Age of Reason (1794–96), a defence of deism
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