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Truman

[troo-muh n]
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noun
  1. Elizabeth Virginia WallaceBess, 1885–1982, U.S. First Lady 1945–53 (wife of Harry S Truman).
  2. Harry S,1884–1972, 33rd president of the U.S. 1945–53.
  3. a male given name.
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  • Well, I should like to see Captain Truman just a minute, sir.

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  • "I certainly did," replied Captain Truman, with an accent on the I that meant volumes.

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  • "Follow Captain Truman's trail to the river, Mr. Calvert," said the major.

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  • An appeal to Truman's regimental pride was always effective.

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  • He and Truman went thither because they knew that that was where Sanders could be found, and there they found him.

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British Dictionary definitions for truman

Truman

noun
  1. Harry S . 1884–1972, US Democratic statesman; 33rd president of the US (1945–53). He approved the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan (1945), advocated the postwar loan to Britain, and involved the US in the Korean War
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Word Origin and History for truman

Truman

surname, attested by 1215, literally "faithful man, trusty man."

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