American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hiss, Alger 1904-1996. American public official. Accused of espionage at the height of the Communist scare, he was convicted of perjury (1950) in a controversial case.
“In "Poor Moon," his recent release under the moniker Hiss Golden Messenger, MC Taylor revels in the classic simplicity of old-school folk.”
“Finally, under questioning by McLean, Sayre recalled Hiss's making "handwritten" memos on documents which Sayre asked him to read.”
“Perhaps the best example of that is the so-called Hiss Act, which was passed in the aftermath of Alger Hiss's perjury conviction to deny Federal pension benefits to anyone who was convicted of perjury (among other crimes) in connection with espionage investigations.”
“Chambers called Hiss 'bluff, saying, "Alger Hiss was a Communist and may be now.”
“The Vassiliev notebooks do little to answer the sole remaining important question about Hiss, that is, whether and how the information he provided the Soviet Union harmed American national security.”
“Meet the Press, Chambers called Hiss 'bluff, saying, "Alger Hiss was a Communist and may be now.”
“' Hiss' wife, Priscilla, later spoke bitterly of her husband's willingness ``to sacrifice other people, including me,'' for his vindication.”
“I knew we'd entered the Twilight Zone when I saw people buying plugins with sliders marked "Hiss", etc.”
“Mallika has come down to India to promote her movie 'Hiss', which marks a new chapter in her Hollywood career.”
“' Hiss '' might be guilty of perjury, but a handwritten insertion advised "Investigation of Chambers ”
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