American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hopkinson, Francis 1737-1791. American writer and Revolutionary leader. A member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence (1776), he is also known for his political satires against the British.
- n. A patronymic surname.
- n. American Revolutionary leader and patriot; a signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1791)
- From Hopkin + -son. (Wiktionary)
“Award-winning sf writer and teacher Nalo Hopkinson is offering $2,000 intensive, one-on-one mentorships to budding writers, via email. [via Boing Boing]”
“The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson is the story of Mer, a plantation slave on the island of Saint-Domingue, and a healer who helps her fellow slaves.”
“WHEN Captain Hopkinson returned late from town, he found an argument raging between his wife and daughters – she declining to go to the dinner at Pleasance, and they declaring they would not go without her.”
“But no! he thought Captain Hopkinson a well-informed agreeable man, the daughters pretty, and the wife a worthy woman in her way; and Mr. Greydon struck him as particularly gentleman-like.”
“Ah, they don't know yet about the Cashmere shawls; won't they be delighted?" thought Captain Hopkinson, as the girls carried their mother off to her toilette.”
“The harbour works were such as Captain Hopkinson was peculiarly fitted to undertake, and after due inquiries and references, the offer was made and accepted, and Captain Hopkinson became the Duke's Agent for the Pier and Harbour of Seaview, with a good house and handsome salary.”
“Captain Hopkinson thought Rose had really more colour now than her sister.”
“I suppose," thought Rachel, "my uncle might conjole me into believing what he has said; but I have faith beforehand in what Captain Hopkinson is going to say.”
“Captain Hopkinson always gave it to be understood that his family had been utterly forgotten by him from the hour he sailed; and then, when the ship came up the river, immense stores of shawls, playthings and trinkets came pouring out for several days – rarities from every port at which he had touched.”
“While she went to put on her bonnet, Captain Hopkinson inquired into the probable amount of Willis's own loss.”
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