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Williams

, Elizabeth Known as "Betty." Born 1943.
Irish peace activist. She shared the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for work in Northern Ireland's peace movement.

Williams

, Eric 1911-1981.
Trinidadian politician and intellectual who led his country to independence from Britain and became its first prime minister (1962-1981). A noted historian, his works include Capitalism and Slavery (1944).

Williams

, John Towner Born 1932.
American composer and conductor best known for his Academy Award-winning film scores, including Jaws (1975) and Star Wars (1977).

Williams

, Roger 1603?-1683.
English-born cleric. After being banished from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism, he founded Providence (1636), a community based on religious freedom and democratic ideals, and obtained a royal charter for Rhode Island (1663).

Williams

, Tennessee Originally Thomas Lanier Williams. 1911-1983.
American playwright whose works often concern family tensions and sexual anxiety. They include A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), each of which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Williams

, Theodore Samuel Known as "Ted." 1918-2002.
American baseball player. Among the best hitters in the history of the game, he accrued 521 home runs and a .344 batting average as left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1939-1960).

Williams

, William Carlos 1883-1963.
American poet whose verse is marked by a lucid, spare style and vivid observations of the everyday. His works include Collected Poems (1934) and Paterson (1946-1958).

Williams

(ˈwɪljəmz)
n
1. (Biography) Hank, real name Hiram Williams. 1923–53, US country singer and songwriter. His songs (all 1948–52) include "Jambalaya", "Your Cheatin' Heart", and "Why Don't you Love me (like you Used to Do?)"
2. (Biography) John. born 1941, Australian classical guitarist, living in Britain
3. (Biography) John (Towner). born 1932, US composer of film music; his scores include those for Jaws (1975), Star Wars (1977), E.T. (1982), Schindler's List (1993), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
4. (Biography) Ralph Vaughan. See (Ralph) Vaughan Williams
5. (Biography) Raymond (Henry). 1921–88, British literary critic and novelist, noted esp for such works as Culture and Society (1958) and The Long Revolution (1961), which offer a socialist analysis of the relationship between society and culture
6. (Biography) Robbie, full name Robert Peter Williams. born 1974, British pop singer and songwriter. A member of Take That (1990–95; and from 2010), he found solo success with "Angels" (1997) and the albums Life Thru a Lens (1997), Swing When You're Winning (2001), and Escapology (2002)
7. (Biography) Robin (McLaurim). 1951–2014, US film actor and comedian; films include Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets' Society (1989), Mrs Doubtfire (1993), and Insomnia (2002)
8. (Biography) Rowan (Douglas). Baron. born 1950, Archbishop of Canterbury (2002–2012); Archbishop of Wales (2000–02)
9. (Biography) Serena. born 1981, US tennis player, sister of Venus Williams: since 1999 she has won sixteen Grand Slam singles titles, including the Australian Open five times, Wimbledon five times, and the US Open four times
10. (Biography) Tennessee, real name Thomas Lanier Williams. 1911–83, US dramatist. His plays include The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Night of the Iguana (1961)
11. (Biography) Venus. born 1980, US tennis player: winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles, including Wimbledon five times (2000–01, 2005, 2007–08); with her sister Serena she has won thirteen Grand Slam doubles titles
12. (Biography) William Carlos (ˈkɑːləs). 1883–1963, US poet, who formulated the poetic concept "no ideas but in things". His works include Paterson (1946–58), which explores the daily life of a man living in a modern city, and the prose work In the American Grain (1925)

Wil•liams

(ˈwɪl yəmz)

n.
1. Betty (Smyth) (smith), born 1943, Northern Irish peace activist: Nobel peace prize 1976.
2. Daniel Hale, 1858–1931, U.S. surgeon and educator.
3. John Towner, born 1932, U.S. composer and conductor.
4. Ralph Vaughan, Vaughan Williams, Ralph.
5. Roger, 1603?–83, English clergyman in America: founder of Rhode Island colony 1636.
6. Tennessee (Thomas Lanier Williams), 1911–83, U.S. playwright.
7. William Carlos, 1883–1963, U.S. poet and novelist.
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Noun1.Williams - United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
2.Williams - English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
3.Williams - United States poet (1883-1963)Williams - United States poet (1883-1963)  
4.Williams - United States baseball player noted as a hitter (1918-2002)Williams - United States baseball player noted as a hitter (1918-2002)
5.Williams - English clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing PuritanismWilliams - English clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism; he founded Providence in 1636 and obtained a royal charter for Rhode Island in 1663 (1603-1683)
6.Williams - United States playwright (1911-1983)Williams - United States playwright (1911-1983)
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On the highest, rear seat was James Williams, of Cloverdale, Missouri, and his Bride.
1 contained the belief that James Williams was about the right sort of thing.
Wash Williams, the telegraph operator of Wines- burg, was the ugliest thing in town.
In his youth Wash Williams had been called the best telegraph operator in the state, and in spite of his degradement to the obscure office at Winesburg, he was still proud of his ability.
Now, as luck would have it, there sat next above Tom on that day, in the middle bench of the form, a big boy, by name Williams, generally supposed to be the cock of the shell, therefore of all the school below the fifths.
ROGER WILLIAMS," said Grandfather, "did not keep possession of the chair a great while.
A few minutes afterward I became aware that someone was leaning over the back of my chair, and you may conceive my indignation on discovering that this rude person was William.
The real name of the friend was William Dane, and he, too, was regarded as a shining instance of youthful piety, though somewhat given to over-severity towards weaker brethren, and to be so dazzled by his own light as to hold himself wiser than his teachers.
William Price's commission as Second Lieutenant of H.
So far as William was concerned, this appearance of ease was assumed.
Thirty years ago Ramon Gallegos, William Shaw, George W.
The officers of the British army, and the loyal gentry of the province, most of whom were collected within the beleaguered town, had been invited to a masked ball; for it was the policy of Sir William Howe to hide the distress and danger of the period, and the desperate aspect of the siege, under an ostentation of festivity.