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  • n. One's signature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person's own signature
  • n. American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress; was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1793)

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Examples

  • In that, they found a willing partner in John Hancock, which is headquartered just blocks from the finish line.

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  • They soon found a kindred spirit in John Hancock, which is headquartered just blocks from the finish line.

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  • So we are led to believe, anyway, because theoretically, the makers of this film (Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux aka John Hancock) (yow!) are also products of this industry, yet they seem pretty self-aware.

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  • Getting this or that bill out of committee, or getting this or that bill through a floor vote in a single house in Congress is nice for generating headlines, but none of it means anything until Obama sticks his "John Hancock" on the bottom of the bill, magically transforming it into law.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [104] -- Washington Frenzy

  • Serving this summer at Our Lady of Peace Parish here in the Hewitt section of the township, Corona signed his "John Hancock" on the letter and sent to a friend in Elizabeth and it was published widely.

    With strong faith, seminarian stood up to Castro and was expelled from Cuba

  • Andrew Oliver, Lieutenant Governor; and "John Hancock," all of whom subscribed to the following statement:

    History of the Afro-American Group of the Episcopal Church

  • The great merchants owned ships and many of them, such as John Hancock of Boston, and Stephen Girard of Philadelphia, had grown very rich.

    The Age of Invention : a chronicle of mechanical conquest

  • The evidence Tagle showed him consisted of two long e-mails titled "Necessary Evil" written by a "John Hancock" that was a fictionalized account of a father killing himself and his

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  • Join us to hear students from Boston Latin School dramatize the eloquent words of orators such as John Hancock, Joseph Warren, and John Rock.

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  • The Paul Revere House's website says that on April 18, 1775, Dr. Joseph Warren instructed Revere to ride to Lexington, Mass., to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were marching to arrest them.

    Sarah Palin On Paul Revere Ride: I Didn't Get History Wrong (VIDEO)

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