American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Donovan, William Joseph Known as "Wild Bill.” 1883-1959. American army officer and public official who founded and directed (1942-1945) the Office of Strategic Services, an intelligence-gathering agency that was a forerunner of the CIA.
“DONOVAN DOWNER: Might the match have unfolded differently had, in the third minute, Donovan either gotten to the ball before Andre Santos or, a split-second earlier, gone down in the box and drawn a penalty kick?”
“DONOVAN ROGERS, JOURNEY FOR CHANGE PARTICIPANT: All I know is that I'm Donovan, Donovan Rogers, 14 years old.”
“Captain Donovan is skipper of the Gunga, and him I know too well to believe that he'd run in to Goboto after dark unless his owner were in charge.”
“With Teddy's storyline coinciding with the recent focus on bullying and teen suicide, Donovan is joining other celebrities in Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project with his PSA.”
“Decades passed, and I found the cure for my wounded loyalty in Donovan McNabb.”
“Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander: Donovan is a great guy, and I think we all played a little harder for him since he was coming home.”
“Donovan is capable of throwing the ball as well as anyone in the world," Kyle Shanahan said.”
“Plot: Donovan is a person that often bends the truth.”
“Certainly Secretary Donovan is as concerned that first-time homebuyers already in their homes will lose those homes through improper foreclosures as he is worried that prospective first-time homebuyers may be itching to buy those homes after those faulty foreclosures are completed.”
“As I have said, Captain Donovan sails on the annual trip to Karo-Karo at daylight to-morrow.”
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