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 (stē′vən-sən), Adlai Ewing 1835-1914.
Vice president of the United States (1893-1897) under Grover Cleveland. His grandson Adlai Ewing (1900-1965) was the Democratic nominee for president in 1952 and 1956.


, Robert Louis Balfour 1850-1894.
British writer of essays, poetry, and novels, including Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Kidnapped (1886).
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1. (Biography) Adlai Ewing (ˈædleɪ ˈjuːɪŋ). 1900–68, US statesman: twice defeated as Democratic presidential candidate (1952; 1956); US delegate at the United Nations (1961–65)
2. (Biography) Robert Louis (Balfour). 1850–94, Scottish writer: his novels include Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886), and The Master of Ballantrae (1889)
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(ˈsti vən sən)

1. Ad•lai Ewing (ˈæd leɪ) 1835–1914, vice president of the U.S. 1893–97.
2. his grandson, Adlai E(wing), 1900–65, U.S. statesman and diplomat: ambassador to the U.N. 1960–65.
3. Robert Louis (Robert Lewis Balfour), 1850–94, Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet.
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He went to the free library, and looked at the papers till they wearied him, then he took out Stevenson's New Arabian Nights; but he found he could not read: the words meant nothing to him, and he continued to brood over his helplessness.
"You don't know how we women envy you men those wonderful walking-tours we can only read about in Hazlitt or Stevenson. We are not allowed to move without a nurse or a footman.
"ELLIOT OF KELLYNCH HALL" Walter Elliot, born March 1, 1760, married, July 15, 1784, Elizabeth, daughter of James Stevenson, Esq.
Stevenson left alone with a hero, a heroine, and a proposal impending (he does not know where to look).
For a sonnet on Stevenson he managed to wring two dollars out of a Boston editor who was running a magazine with a Matthew Arnold taste and a penny-dreadful purse.
I am Alexander Holder, of the banking firm of Holder & Stevenson, of Threadneedle Street."
It's like those places Stevenson talks about, where something ought to happen."
Stevenson is fast enough, but he couldn't drop from the twenty-five line, and a three-quarter who can't either punt or drop isn't worth a place for pace alone.
Euan Stevenson, 24, used the glass as a weapon when the man began to punch him at CASC on the city's Stirling Street.
Marcus Stevenson's catalogue of combative conduct began when he shouted, swore, spouted offensive remarks and violent threats and behaved aggressively towards his partner at a Cumbernauld property on February 18.
The candidates for the Stevenson High School District 125 board say they're excited about the Lincolnshire school's emphasis on social and emotional skills as well as students' continued academic excellence.