Marcus, 1802–47, U.S. missionary and pioneer.
Walt(er), 1819–92, U.S. poet.
a city in SE Massachusetts.
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How to use Whitman in a sentence
His demise in 1847, together with widely circulated lies about his nation-building heroism, gave Whitman an extraordinary afterlife.The nomination of Chuck Sams to lead the Park Service is already changing history | Blaine Harden | October 18, 2021 | Washington Post
As the story went, Whitman was a horse-riding champion of Manifest Destiny, a man of God who single-handedly thwarted a British plot to steal the Pacific Northwest away from the United States.The nomination of Chuck Sams to lead the Park Service is already changing history | Blaine Harden | October 18, 2021 | Washington Post
“We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated and can confirm this was not a result of a cyberattack on the Akamai platform,” Whitman said.Major Internet outage along East Coast causes large parts of the Web to crash — again | Timothy Bella | July 22, 2021 | Washington Post
If you’ve never read Whitman, here’s a great place to start.
At the beginning of the year, Whitman touted the company’s plans to spend up to $100,000 per minute of programming — $6 million per hour.
Faulkner, Whitman, and Dickinson did not labor in vain; their books live on, horizontally, stacked like bricks in a display case.A Teacher Returns to the Classroom and Gets Schooled | Nick Romeo | September 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When the former eBay executive ran for Governor of California in 2010, Meg Whitman was explicit in her support for Prop 8.
But in 2013, Whitman was one of more than 75 prominent conservatives who signed a legal brief opposing Prop 8.
He could recite reams of Frost, Dickinson, Whitman, and Lowell, and he did so while I stood there, amazed.GOP Hypocrisy: Outraged Over Benghazi, Silent on Iraq | Jay Parini | May 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meg Whitman, who defeated Poizner in the primary and lost to Jerry Brown, could re-emerge.
You see, our host concluded, Whitman was himself his own best poem—a man, take him all in all.Heroes of To-Day | Mary R. Parkman
If his failure to enlist in the army was the greatest miss of his life, his friendship with Whitman was its greatest gain.Heroes of To-Day | Mary R. Parkman
Captain Grant saw that he could not stop Whitman, and, much to his chagrin, had to let him pass the fort.
It was impossible to go forward in the teeth of that gale, so Whitman, Lovejoy, and their guide looked about for shelter.
If not a prey to the wolves, Whitman must be lost; so his friend took a good guide from the Fort and started to search for him.
British Dictionary definitions for Whitman
Walt (er). 1819–92, US poet, whose life's work is collected in Leaves of Grass (1855 and subsequent enlarged editions). His poems celebrate existence and the multiple elements that make up a democratic society
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