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Whittier

[hwit-ee-er, wit-]
noun
  1. John Green·leaf [green-leef] /ˈgrinˌlif/, 1807–92, U.S. poet.
  2. a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
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Contemporary Examples of whittier

Historical Examples of whittier

  • It was on this three-mile strip that Whittier made his home for his whole life.

    Whittier-land

    Samuel T. Pickard

  • It was christened by Whittier with the poem which has permanently fixed its name.

    Whittier-land

    Samuel T. Pickard

  • It was about a century old when the boy Whittier scribbled his first rhymes upon it.

    Whittier-land

    Samuel T. Pickard

  • The little mirror that stands on it is the one by which Whittier shaved most of his life.

    Whittier-land

    Samuel T. Pickard

  • Mr. Whittier told this story to explain the odd name he had given his ox.

    Whittier-land

    Samuel T. Pickard


British Dictionary definitions for whittier

Whittier

noun
  1. John Greenleaf. 1807–92, US poet and humanitarian: a leading campaigner in the antislavery movement. His poems include Snow-Bound (1866)
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