Definitions

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

  • Stevenson, Adlai Ewing 1835-1914. Vice President of the United States (1893-1897) under Grover Cleveland. His grandson Adlai Ewing (1900-1965) was the Democratic nominee for President in 1952 and 1956.
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis Balfour 1850-1894. British writer of essays, poetry, and novels, including Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Kidnapped (1886).

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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  • n. Scottish author (1850-1894)
  • n. United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)

Etymologies

From Stephen +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I did know that she was an amateur actress in Edinburgh, and was friends with Robert Louis Stevenson; in I CAN REMEMBER ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (edited by Rosalie Masson, W&R Chambers, Limited, Edinburgh and London 1922), her brother Owen recalled that Stevenson often walked home with them after rehearsals (not because, Owen noted, he liked Owen's company).

    Leila Maturin gets even cooler

  • STEVENSON CELEBRATION: On the weekend of Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6, the Stevenson Business Association in Stevenson will host three days of Christmas celebrations.

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  • STEVENSON CELEBRATION: Through Sunday, Dec. 6, the Stevenson Business Association in Stevenson will host three days of Christmas celebrations.

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  • I wouldn’t have a clue what standard meteorological equipment would have looked like in 1923 had to look up the term Stevenson screen, so I can’t comment intelligently on what it might be.

    Detectives in Tucson « Climate Audit

  • Stevenson is claiming malfeasance against the authority because Imperial Gardens, his nightclub and arts centre, was closed down as part of a development for which the proper planning procedures were not followed.

    Diary

  • The response from the ACoC chancellor, Ronald Stevenson, is clear: they have.

    ACoC priest, Alan Perry, questions the ACNA briefing paper « Anglican Samizdat

  • Stevenson is building a $7 million gym for its Owings Mills campus, and the university needed a heap of dirt to level ground for a parking lot and was prepared to pay about $250,000 for it.

    Development

  • Stevenson is about to receive from T. Rowe Price - 25,000 cubic yards of dirt - is unique in Manning's experience.

    Development

  • O'Hagan practically admits that interest in Stevenson has been expressed almost exclusively through an obsession with his "life-story":

    The Biographical Fallacy

  • Robert Louis Stevenson is especially the kind of writer who could benefit from, whose books could benefit from, some focused textual analysis.

    The Biographical Fallacy

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