Definitions

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

  • Dickinson, Emily Elizabeth 1830-1886. American poet who was virtually a recluse at her home in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she wrote more than a thousand verses infused with emotional depth and subtlety. The first volume of her poetry was not published until 1890.
  • Dickinson, John 1732-1808. American Revolutionary politician and pamphleteer who became the leading conservative voice of opposition to Great Britain through his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1767-1768).

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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  • n. United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886)

Etymologies

From Dickin +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • DICKINSON - For years, having the head football coach serve as the athletic director and the band director head all of the fine arts programs worked well for the Dickinson school district.

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  • DICKINSON - Dickinson police said they are getting many calls about a man who hasn't been seen for more than three months but wasn't reported missing until last week by his family.

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  • DICKINSON - A Galveston County grand jury found a Dickinson policeman was justified in shooting a Webster man during a struggle over the officer's gun outside a strip club, authorities said Thursday.

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  • DICKINSON - Residents battling a planned wastewater treatment plant near a bayou along the city limits of Dickinson and Texas City have set up a legal fund to fight the plan in court.

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  • DICKINSON - A man twice convicted in the deaths of two wives was sentenced to 99 years in prison for a February 2005 aggravated sexual assault of his girlfriend in Dickinson, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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  • DICKINSON, N.D. - For the 16,000 residents around Dickinson, tragedy seems a little too common for comfort.

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  • DICKINSON - The city of Dickinson is negotiating a contract with an Arizona company to install red light cameras at three of the city's busiest - and most dangerous - intersections.

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  • DICKINSON - A 20-year-old woman said to be autistic and schizophrenic has been missing from her Dickinson home since about 4: 30 p.m.

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  • DICKINSON - The remarkable survival story of an 8-year-old Dickinson girl, who was kidnapped, brutally assaulted and left for dead, is expected to be featured tonight on Fox Television network's "America's Most Wanted."

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  • DICKINSON - Former teachers and alumni of Dickinson public school district's Timber Drive campus are invited to say goodbye to the campus Sept. 30 before the building is demolished.

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