Randolph


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Randolph

, Edmund Jennings 1753-1813.
American Revolutionary leader and public official. A member of the Constitutional Convention (1787), he later served as US attorney general (1789-1794) and secretary of state (1794-1795).

Randolph

(ˈrændɒlf; -dəlf)
n
1. (Biography) Edmund Jennings, 1753–1813, US politician. He was a member of the convention that framed the US constitution (1787), attorney general (1789–94), and secretary of state (1794–95)
2. (Biography) John, called Randolph of Roanoke. 1773–1833, US politician, noted for his eloquence: in 1820 he opposed the Missouri Compromise that outlawed slavery
3. (Biography) Sir Thomas; 1st Earl of Moray. Died 1332, Scottish soldier: regent after the death of Robert the Bruce (1329)

Ran•dolph

(ˈræn dɒlf, -dəlf)

n.
1. A(sa) Philip, 1889–1979, U.S. labor leader.
2. John, 1773–1833, U.S. statesman and author.
Translations
Randolfo
RandolfRandulf
References in classic literature ?
"Randolph," said the young lady, "what ARE you doing?"
"I'm going up the Alps," replied Randolph. "This is the way!" And he gave another little jump, scattering the pebbles about Winterbourne's ears.
"He's an American man!" cried Randolph, in his little hard voice.
"I don't know," said Randolph. "I don't want to go to Italy.
And when he entered into his own house in Randolph Crescent(south side), and shut the door behind him, his heart swelled with security.
In the midst of these, imagine that natural, clumsy, unintelligent, and mirthful animal, John; mighty well-behaved in comparison with other lads, although not up to the mark of the house in Randolph Crescent; full of a sort of blundering affection, full of caresses, which were never very warmly received; full of sudden and loud laughter which rang out in that still house like curses.
Between these two considerations, at least, he was more than usually moved; and when he got to Randolph Crescent, he quite forgot the four hundred pounds in the inner pocket of his greatcoat, hung up the coat, with its rich freight, upon his particular pin of the hatstand; and in the very action sealed his doom.
At his right hand rode Edward Randolph, our arch-enemy, that "blasted wretch," as Cotton Mather calls him, who achieved the downfall of our ancient government, and was followed with a sensible curse, through life and to his grave.
"What does this old fellow here?" cried Edward Randolph, fiercely.
He, with Joseph Dudley, Edmund Randolph, and his other principal adherents, was thrown into prison.
- Schooner "Harry Randolph" dismasted on the way home from Newfoundland; Asa Musie, married, 32, Main Street, City, lost overboard.
Oh, it was a nice history, that of Randolph Waters.