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 (ăr′ĭ-zō′nə) Abbr. AZ or Ariz.
A state of the southwest United States on the Mexican border. It was admitted as the 48th state in 1912. Explored by the Spanish beginning in 1539, the area was acquired by the United States in 1848 through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Phoenix is the capital and the largest city.

Ar′i·zo′nan, Ar′i·zo′ni·an adj. & n.
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Noun1.Arizonan - a native or resident of ArizonaArizonan - a native or resident of Arizona  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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As a native Arizonan I have witnessed very significant changes in people's estates, and especially the means now available to protect them.
Calling him a 'dangerous idiot' on the "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, the Arizonan further went on to say that Rodman is giving a good propaganda to the most brutal man on the earth.
The band is made up of Jakarta natives Fariez Moulana on vocals and Fredrick Ronald Poetiray on keyboards and vocals, Arizonan Hassan doing rap, Filipino Jessica Cerna on vocals, Colombian Jhon Guerra on bass, Romanian Raluca Nastase on vocals, and New Zealander Robert Ashwood on drums.
Mary Therese Knepper was an Arizonan who had a successful playing career in London and Europe and later returned to her hometown.
Boston thrashers Revocation and Arizonan deathcore pioneers Job For A Cowboy added even more weight to the hellish four-band line-up.
Like every Arizonan and every American, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and all the citizens of Arizona and all the citizens of the country," Mr.
"Being an Arizonan who is very aware of the ramifications of both measures, I find the question itself offensive.
The 39-year-old Arizonan, runner-up in last year's New Orleans Classic, played excellent golf for the first three rounds of his two latest starts at Heritage and the Nelson and only two weak Sundays have prevented him adding further top-tens to the one he achieved at Bay Hill in the best of company.
John McCain: "McCain lashed back today at the Post after Solomon wrote that the Arizonan, who has campaigned against the use of 'soft money,' is using those types of funds in his GOP presidential nomination."
His first mission accomplished, Flake immediately began promoting his fellow Arizonan, Rep.
It's another project from Arizonan Ryan Rousseau, who served time in the Reatards among other bands (and Jay Reatard twiddled the knobs on this one), and it's somewhat in the vein of that kind of stuff--noisy, unfiltered, and a kick to the neck.
Though the odds are great that he will run in 2008, keep in mind that in late August of that year, he will turn 72 years of age, a year older than Ronald Reagan was upon becoming President, and the Arizonan would become the oldest person to become president.