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Lawrence

Definitions of Lawrence
  1. noun
    a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
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    town
    an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
  2. noun
    English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
    synonyms: D. H. Lawrence, David Herbert Lawrence
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    author, writer
    a person who writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  3. noun
    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)
    synonyms: Laurentius, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence
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    martyr
    one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
    saint
    a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  4. noun
    English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830)
    synonyms: Sir Thomas Lawrence
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    painter
    an artist who paints
  5. noun
    Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    synonyms: Lawrence of Arabia, T. E. Lawrence, Thomas Edward Lawrence
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    soldier
    an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    author, writer
    a person who writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  6. noun
    English actress (1898-1952)
    synonyms: Gertrude Lawrence
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    actress
    a female actor
  7. noun
    United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
    synonyms: E. O. Lawrence, Ernest Orlando Lawrence
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    nuclear physicist
    a physicist who specializes in nuclear physics
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