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Law·rence

 (lôr′əns, lŏr′-)
1. A city of northeast Kansas on the Kansas River east-southeast of Topeka. Founded in 1854, it was the scene of a proslavery raid (1856) that sparked retaliatory killings by the abolitionist John Brown.
2. A city of northeast Massachusetts on the Merrimack River north-northeast of Lowell. Laid out as an industrial town in 1845, it grew as a textile center.

Lawrence

(ˈlɒrəns)
n
1. (Biography) Saint. died 258 ad, Roman martyr: according to tradition he was roasted to death on a gridiron. Feast day: Aug 10
2. (Biography) D(avid) H(erbert). 1885–1930, British novelist, poet, and short-story writer. Many of his works deal with the destructiveness of modern industrial society, contrasted with the beauty of nature and instinct, esp the sexual impulse. His novels include Sons and Lovers (1913), The Rainbow (1915), Women in Love (1920), and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
3. (Biography) Ernest Orlando. 1901–58, US physicist, who invented the cyclotron (1931): Nobel prize for physics 1939
4. (Biography) Gertrude. 1898–1952, British actress, noted esp for her roles in comedies such as Noël Coward's Private Lives (1930)
5. (Biography) Sir Thomas. 1769–1830, British portrait painter
6. (Biography) T(homas) E(dward), known as Lawrence of Arabia. 1888–1935, British soldier and writer. He took a major part in the Arab revolt against the Turks (1916–18), proving himself an outstanding guerrilla leader. He described his experiences in The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926)

Law•rence

(ˈlɔr əns, ˈlɒr-)

n.
1. D(avid) H(erbert), 1885–1930, English novelist.
2. Ernest O(rlando), 1901–58, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1939.
3. Gertrude, 1901?–52, English actress.
4. Jacob, 1917–2000, U.S. painter and educator.
5. Saint, died A.D. 258?, early church martyr.
6. T(homas) E(dward) (T. E. Shaw) ( “Lawrence of Arabia” ), 1888–1935, English soldier and writer.
7. a city in NE Massachusetts. 61,500.
8. a city in E Kansas. 59,460.
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Noun1.Lawrence - Roman martyrLawrence - Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
2.Lawrence - Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the TurksLawrence - Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
3.Lawrence - English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830)Lawrence - English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830)
4.Lawrence - English actress (1898-1952)
5.Lawrence - United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
6.Lawrence - English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
7.Lawrence - a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
Translations
Laurentius

Lawrence

[ˈlɒrəns] NLorenzo
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Lawrence, the sedate Mary Millward, the quiet Richard Wilson, and the matter-of-fact Robert in particular, - as being the most attentive listeners.
Lawrence that she had at least one brother more gentlemanly and refined than Robert.
Lawrence was gentlemanly and inoffensive to all, and polite to the vicar and the ladies, especially his hostess and her daughter, and Miss Wilson - misguided man; he had not the taste to prefer Eliza Millward.
Lawrence was like a new garment, all very neat and trim to look at, but so tight in the elbows, that you would fear to split the seams by the unrestricted motion of your arms, and so smooth and fine in surface that you scruple to expose it to a single drop of rain.
30, and swept Lawrence and myself off to a luncheon party.
We had a pleasant luncheon, and as we drove away Lawrence suggested that we should return by Tadminster, which was barely a mile out of our way, and pay a visit to Cynthia in her dispensary.
Lawrence remained behind, but after a few moments Cynthia called to him over her shoulder to come and join us.
I had seen Lawrence in quite a different light that afternoon.
exclaimed Lawrence Lefferts, turning his opera-glass abruptly away from the stage.
Sillerton Jackson had returned the opera-glass to Lawrence Lefferts.
Sillerton Jackson handed back Lawrence Lefferts's opera-glass.
When he was driven from Massachusetts," said Lawrence, "and began his journey into the woods, he must have felt as if he were burying himself forever from the sight and knowledge of men.