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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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2.Stevenson - United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)Stevenson - United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
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WRITTEN BY HIMSELF AND NOW SET FORTH BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON WITH A PREFACE BY MRS.
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.
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.
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.
Robert Stevenson, 57, appeared at Stirling Sheriff Court ONWEDNESDAY morning, having previously pleaded guilty by letter to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner by making homophobic remarks, swearing, shouting and acting aggressively.
98; 200 freestyle relay: Stevenson Stensby, Kapecki, Ryaguzov, Roh), 1:28.
Andrew Stevenson armed himself with two kitchen knives and "lay in wait" for his victim outside her home before launching the early-morning attack in September.
ON THE NIGHT of January 30, 1873, in his home at 17 Heriot Row in Edinburgh, Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson told his parents that he no longer believed in God.