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 (ĕl′ĭ-sən), Ralph Waldo 1914-1994.
American writer whose novels Invisible Man (1952) and Juneteenth (posthumously published, 1999) feature African-American characters struggling with issues of identity in American society.
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(ˈɛl ə sən)

Ralph (Waldo), 1914–94, U.S. novelist.
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Noun1.Ellison - United States novelist who wrote about a young Black man and his struggles in American society (1914-1994)
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Ellison would not be sorry to have Miss Grey married, for she and Mrs.
Ellison, and that, as I have been since informed, is the name of Miss Grey's guardian."
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John Ellison, of Elaine Street, Liverpool, and Kadell Rivers, of Skelton Road, Stretford, both pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply both heroin and cocaine.
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Attorney General Keith Ellison told lawmakers last week that he will seek money this year to expand his office's criminal division.
That was the case Friday, when the company named Oracle's Larry Ellison to its board of directors.
Ellison, 50, was convicted in January 2013 of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of third-degree burglary.
Summary: Oracle is strengthening its cloud data centre facilities in the UAE as it launches its new-generation cloud offering, the company's executive chairman, Larry Ellison, has announced.
Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, physically abused a former girlfriend, another voice joined the call for an additional inquiry: Ellison's own.
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison responded Sunday to allegations of abuse from his ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan saying he "never behaved in this way." The allegations surfaced Saturday night from Monahan's son who claimed to have seen a video showing Ellison threatening her and dragging her off a bed by her feet.