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Rob·erts

 (rŏb′ərts), John Glover, Jr. Born 1955.
American jurist who has served as the chief justice of the US Supreme Court since 2005.

Roberts

, Kenneth Lewis 1885-1957.
American writer noted for his historical novels about the colonial period, including Northwest Passage (1937).

Roberts

, Richard John Born 1943.
British-born American biochemist. He shared a 1993 Nobel Prize for discovering that some genes contain sequences, known as introns, that do not function as codes for the formation of a protein.

Roberts

(ˈrɒbəts)
n
1. (Biography) Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl. 1832–1914, British field marshal. He was awarded the Victoria Cross (1858) for his service during the Indian Mutiny and was commander in chief (1899–1900) in the second Boer War
2. (Biography) Julia. born 1967, US film actress; her films include Pretty Woman (1990), Notting Hill (1999), Erin Brockovich (2000), which earned her an Academy Award, and Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
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Noun1.Roberts - United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
2.Roberts - United States evangelist (born 1918)
3.Roberts - United States writer remembered for his historical novels about colonial America (1885-1957)
4.Roberts - a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)Roberts - a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)
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We sat in the parlor of Charley Roberts' pub in Apia, drinking long Abu Hameds compounded and shared with us by the aforesaid Charley Roberts, who claimed the recipe direct from Stevens, famous for having invented the Abu Hamed at a time when he was spurred on by Nile thirst--the Stevens who was responsible for "With Kitchener to Kartoun," and who passed out at the siege of Ladysmith.
Half the trouble is the stupidity of the whites," said Roberts, pausing to take a swig from his glass and to curse the Samoan bar-boy in affectionate terms.
Pontellier reached over for a palm-leaf fan that lay on the porch and began to fan herself, while Robert sent between his lips light puffs from his cigarette.
Robert spoke of his intention to go to Mexico in the autumn, where fortune awaited him.
Lord Robert Foulkes was a small young man, very carefully groomed, nondescript in appearance.
London has changed since your last visit," Lord Robert said, with a gentle smile.
I think Robert took him along somewhere--horse-buying, or fishing, or I don't know what.
While Goldsmith lay a-dying in London, in the breezy Scottish Lowlands a big rough lad of fifteen called Robert Burns was following his father's plow by day, poring over Shakespeare, the Spectator, and Pope's Homer, of nights, not knowing that in years to come he was to be remembered as our greatest song writer.
VISCOUNT GORING, his Son SIR ROBERT CHILTERN, Bart.
55] THOSE who, in this bustling age, turn to fiction not merely for a little passing amusement, but for profit, for the higher sort of pleasure, will do well, we think (after a conscientious perusal on our own part) to bestow careful reading on Robert Elsmere.
When Paris heard of Monsieur Robert Darzac's arrest a unanimous cry of protest arose from all sides.
How they could be thrown together, and by what attraction Robert could be drawn on to marry a girl, of whose beauty she had herself heard him speak without any admiration,--a girl too already engaged to his brother, and on whose account that brother had been thrown off by his family--it was beyond her comprehension to make out.