Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Robeson, Paul Bustill 1898-1976. American singer and actor who played the lead roles in Othello and in Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones and sang "Ol' Man River” in Showboat. He was an outspoken critic of racism and a supporter of socialism.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. United States bass singer and an outspoken critic of racism and proponent of socialism (1898-1976)

Etymologies

From Rob +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The failure of early guarantee is an aged story, nonetheless in Robeson's box it was distant some-more than personal decline, as good as some-more a hunting-down of a bleeding animal.

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  • Since this tale is set in Robeson County I am * particularly* amused.

    ...whut?

  • Damage appeared heaviest in Robeson County, where at least two homes were destroyed and seven others were damaged” The extent of the damage “was similar to an EF-2 tornado and winds of a Category 3 hurricane.”

    Wonk Room » Global Boiling: Storms And Floods Bring States Of Emergency In Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, And West Virginia

  • "'Robeson,'" corrected Juliet with a little laugh, but in a tone which it was a pity Anthony could not hear.

    The Indifference of Juliet

  • Lowery, also a John Locke Foundation policy analyst, said that the average resident in a median ranked county, such as Robeson, forked over 4.71 percent of personal income to local government in 2007.

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  • One explanation for this historical amnesia is that Einstein’s biographers and others who shape our official memories, felt that some of his “controversial” friends, such as Robeson, and activities, such as co-chairing the antilynching campaign, might somehow tarnish Einstein as an American icon.

    HBCUs

  • In the wake of a string of notable performances in the title role over the years -- by names such as Paul Robeson, Laurence Fishburne, Eamonn Walker, Willard White, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones -- the role has become a standard bearer for all contemporary black actors.

    Ben Arogundade: The Wire Tangles With Shakespeare

  • In the past, Dr. Angelou has donated tapes of Paul Robeson singing, letters from W.E.B. Du Bois and Frederick Douglass, and several sculptures.

    The New York Public Library: Interview: How Libraries Changed Maya Angelou's Life

  • It is no wonder that Alpha's membership has been comprised of luminaries like W.E.B. Du Bois, the great scholar and social agitator; Charles Hamilton Houston, architect of the NAACP's effort to dismantle public school segregation; Paul Robeson, an American Renaissance man who pushed the boundaries of black identity and political freedom; Thurgood Marshall, the litigator of the famous 1954 Brown v.

    Gregory S. Parks: The King Memorial and the Ideals of Brotherhood

  • The beautiful Martha Dodd and her wealthy husband, Alfred Stern, threw fabulous parties in their penthouse apartment in the Majestic that attracted such notable leftists as Lillian Hellman, Paul Robeson, Margaret Bourke-White, and Clifford Odets.

    A Covert Affair

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