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Webb

 (wĕb), Karrie Born 1974.
Australian golfer who won the US Women's Open championship in 2000 and 2001.

Webb

, Sidney James First Baron Passfield. 1859-1947.
British sociologist and economist who was a founder of the London School of Economics (1895). He and his wife, Beatrice Potter Webb (1858-1943), were central members of the Fabian Society and together wrote The History of Trade Unionism (1894) and other books.

Webb

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1. (Biography) Sir Aston. 1849–1930, British architect. His work includes the Victoria and Albert Museum (1909), the Victoria Memorial (1911), and Admiralty Arch (1911)
2. (Biography) Mary (Gladys). 1881–1927, British novelist, remembered for her novels of rustic life, notably Precious Bane (1924)
3. (Biography) Sidney (James), Baron Passfield. 1859–1947, British economist, social historian, and Fabian socialist. He and his wife (Martha) Beatrice (née Potter), 1858–1943, British writer on social and economic problems, collaborated in The History of Trade Unionism (1894) and English Local Government (1906–29), helped found the London School of Economics (1895), and started the New Statesman (1913)
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Noun1.Webb - English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
2.Webb - English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)Webb - English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
Fabian Society - an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism
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At the latter, however, lay General Webb, who commanded the armies of the king in the northern provinces, with a body of more than five thousand men.
All doubts as to the intention of Webb now vanished, and an hour or two of hurried footsteps and anxious faces succeeded.
While the common herd stood aloof, in deference to the quarters of Webb, the figure we have described stalked into the center of the domestics, freely expressing his censures or commendations on the merits of the horses, as by chance they displeased or satisfied his judgment.
No sooner were these females seated, than their attendant sprang lightly into the saddle of the war-horse, when the whole three bowed to Webb, who in courtesy, awaited their parting on the threshold of his cabin and turning their horses' heads, they proceeded at a slow amble, followed by their train, toward the northern entrance of the encampment.
Webb avowed that he, in the space of two hours, had worn out her pew more--the carpet, the cushions, and woodwork-- than she had by sitting in it forty years.
Webb allegedly was with a group of people drinking at a river all day before he came home and an argument ensued.
Speaking at an inquest yesterday at Bradford Coroners' Court, Mr Longstaff said there was no evidence that Mr Webb, a relapsed alcoholic suffering with depression and anxiety for 10 years, had jumped into the Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Tunnel End, Marsden.
Webb would later recant his testimony that Willingham confessed to setting his house on fire with the toddlers inside.
Webb (1846-1916), "a Victorian from America's Mid-Atlantic cultural zone" [24] whose "life was steeped in Americana," [10] spent the bulk of his early adulthood in Missouri journalism.
But if Jim Webb manages to defeat Allen, a Republican incumbent and top-tier presidential prospect, it would mean more than the death of the senator's presidential hopes.
White and Webb was named one of the best 100 architect and design firms in the world, according to Architectural Digest.
Webb & Brooker's relationship with Hillview Towers began when the building was being built by Bowery Savings Bank to house their community bank in Harlem.