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Webb(wĕb), Karrie Born 1974.
Australian golfer who won the US Women's Open championship in 2000 and 2001.
Webb, Sidney James First Baron Passfield. 1859-1947.
British sociologist and economist who was a founder of the London School of Economics (1895). He and his wife, Beatrice Potter Webb (1858-1943), were central members of the Fabian Society and together wrote The History of Trade Unionism (1894) and other books.
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1. (Biography) Sir Aston. 1849–1930, British architect. His work includes the Victoria and Albert Museum (1909), the Victoria Memorial (1911), and Admiralty Arch (1911)
2. (Biography) Mary (Gladys). 1881–1927, British novelist, remembered for her novels of rustic life, notably Precious Bane (1924)
3. (Biography) Sidney (James), Baron Passfield. 1859–1947, British economist, social historian, and Fabian socialist. He and his wife (Martha) Beatrice (née Potter), 1858–1943, British writer on social and economic problems, collaborated in The History of Trade Unionism (1894) and English Local Government (1906–29), helped found the London School of Economics (1895), and started the New Statesman (1913)
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|Noun||1.||Webb - English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)|
|2.||Webb - English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)|
Fabian Society - an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism
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