American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Buchan, Sir John. First Baron Tweedsmuir. 1875-1940. Scottish writer and government official who was governor-general of Canada (1935-1940) but is best known for his adventure novels, such as The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915).
“Buchan is an eccentric character; you will find so by his letter; he has nearly lost the sight of one eye.”
“John Buchan is far less known but is the author of 39 Steps, a spy novel made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock.”
“If Buchan is fairer to Germans (and German philosophers) than one would expect, what of his attitude to Islam?”
“In several respects Buchan is as different from Fleming as chalk is from cheese.”
“Elizabeth Buchan is the author of several highly acclaimed books of fiction and non-fiction.”
“Alastair Buchan is a newspaper man and, therefore, I am more than ever delighted to introduce him to you.”
“The name of John Buchan is known in every house in Canada for the windows he has opened for us on history and romance.”
“The brothers immediately separated; and Athol calling his cousin Buchan arranged a new device to counteract the vigilance of the regent.”
“It became known as Buchan's cold spell and in 1927 was used to sidetrack British parliamentarians from fixing Easter to occur between 9 and 15th. of April.”
“Such a district is 'Buchan' -- a track of country in the north-east of”
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