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Ste·ven·son

 (stē′vən-sən), Adlai Ewing 1835-1914.
Vice president of the United States (1893-1897) under Grover Cleveland. His grandson Adlai Ewing (1900-1965) was the Democratic nominee for president in 1952 and 1956.

Stevenson

, Robert Louis Balfour 1850-1894.
British writer of essays, poetry, and novels, including Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Kidnapped (1886).

Stevenson

(ˈstiːvənsən)
n
1. (Biography) Adlai Ewing (ˈædleɪ ˈjuːɪŋ). 1900–68, US statesman: twice defeated as Democratic presidential candidate (1952; 1956); US delegate at the United Nations (1961–65)
2. (Biography) Robert Louis (Balfour). 1850–94, Scottish writer: his novels include Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886), and The Master of Ballantrae (1889)

Ste•ven•son

(ˈsti vən sən)

n.
1. Ad•lai Ewing (ˈæd leɪ) 1835–1914, vice president of the U.S. 1893–97.
2. his grandson, Adlai E(wing), 1900–65, U.S. statesman and diplomat: ambassador to the U.N. 1960–65.
3. Robert Louis (Robert Lewis Balfour), 1850–94, Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet.
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Noun1.Stevenson - Scottish author (1850-1894)Stevenson - Scottish author (1850-1894)    
2.Stevenson - United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)Stevenson - United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
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You don't know how we women envy you men those wonderful walking-tours we can only read about in Hazlitt or Stevenson.
ELLIOT OF KELLYNCH HALL" Walter Elliot, born March 1, 1760, married, July 15, 1784, Elizabeth, daughter of James Stevenson, Esq.
I am Alexander Holder, of the banking firm of Holder & Stevenson, of Threadneedle Street.
It's like those places Stevenson talks about, where something ought to happen.
Stevenson is fast enough, but he couldn't drop from the twenty-five line, and a three-quarter who can't either punt or drop isn't worth a place for pace alone.
Stevenson left alone with a hero, a heroine, and a proposal impending (he does not know where to look).
For a sonnet on Stevenson he managed to wring two dollars out of a Boston editor who was running a magazine with a Matthew Arnold taste and a penny-dreadful purse.
WRITTEN BY HIMSELF AND NOW SET FORTH BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON WITH A PREFACE BY MRS.
David Stevenson, from Skelton, has been fined for threatening behaviour and criminal damage, after ending up in court when a bitter business spat erupted into violence.
In his affecting new memoir, Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson recalls one night in the mid-1980s sitting in his car outside his Atlanta apartment as he listened to one of his favorite groups, Sly and the Family Stone, on the radio.
Adonis Stevenson of Canada defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) world lightweight title on Friday night knocking out Dmitry Sukhotsky of Russia in the fifth round of their title fight on Friday night at the Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
The strength of this novel is the character of Robert Louis Stevenson himself.