American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Laurens, Henry 1724-1792. American Revolutionary leader. A member (1777-1779) and president (1777-1778) of the Continental Congress, he was captured by the British while en route to Holland to obtain aid for the colonists (1780). Exchanged for Cornwallis (1782), he also helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris (1782-1784).
- n. leader of the American Revolution and president of the Continental Congress (1724-1792)
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“Waterloo is a town in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States.”
“Republicans in Laurens and Newberry counties will host the state’s first gubernatorial debate for the 2010 GOP nomination.”
“A big South African called Laurens was the leader, that's who I met.”
“Shipman prosecuted the case before federal judge Charles H. Ingersoll, who determined that no significant proof had been offered to convince him that the Laurens was a slave ship, and that the case was weak.”
“Laurens's plan seems a very good one at first sight, but of course we cannot decide upon anything until we have thought a good deal more about it, and talked it well over amongst ourselves.”
“Laurens," said Hamilton, warmly, "you refine on the refinements of sensibility.”
“Henry Laurens, a South Carolina delegate and president of the Second Continental Congress, seemed at times to be more concerned about the materialism of his countrymen than the loss of his native land to the British.”
“Laurens particularly hated festive celebrations and believed that the Olympic Games “and other fooleries brought on the desolation of Greece.””
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