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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Conant, James Bryant 1893-1978. American educator who was president of Harvard University (1933-1953) and served as ambassador to West Germany (1955-1957).

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  • Conant is so good at capturing the high-spirited, freewheeling methodology brought to bear on the many critical research projects that one sometimes forgets that the precocious upstarts behind the method were greatly responsible for saving the world from fascism.

    Tuxedo Park by Jennet Conant: Book summary

  • Conant is not about to give it up, and says he has no thought of retiring anytime soon.

    CEO Profile: Campbell exec nears 'extraordinary' goal

  • Conant is intent on making Campbell more global and more contemporary, as well as simplifying the company by focusing on the core product lines.

    CEO Profile: Campbell exec nears 'extraordinary' goal

  • Conant is a self-described introvert who reads and rereads management advice tomes with the kind of gusto with which millions of Americans read the gossip sheets.

    CEO Profile: Campbell exec nears 'extraordinary' goal

  • Just as vital, says management author Jim Collins, Conant is disciplined.

    CEO Profile: Campbell exec nears 'extraordinary' goal

  • Having finally resolved the issue seemed to fill him with energy, and whatever disappointment in Conant he felt was quickly laid aside.

    The Structure of Success in America

  • Jennet Conant is the author of the 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos and Tuxedo Park: A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II.

    Jennet Conant biography

  • Though we’ve been having mondo problems with our regular traycase manufacturer, we’re more than happy to say that the lettered edition of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, handbound by the incomparable Judi Conant, is in stock and will be packaged over the weekend.

    Subterranean Press » 2008 » July

  • When our treasurer informed us that he had received a consignment of the new currency, and that our next salary cheques would be paid in "Conant," we were delighted.

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines

  • There was a tremendous protest against the fluctuating currency and the extortion which grew out of it, and we were all relieved when we learned that Congress had adopted the so-called "Conant" system of currency for the Islands.

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines

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