American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Sumner, Charles 1811-1874. American politician. A U.S. senator from Massachusetts (1851-1874), he was a noted orator with an uncompromising opposition to slavery.
- Sumner, James Batcheller 1887-1955. American biochemist. He shared a 1946 Nobel Prize for his pioneering work on crystallizing enzymes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of summoner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A summoner.
- n. United States sociologist (1840-1910)
“SUMNER - Debroah Lea Conrad, 56, died from cancer April 18, 2009, at her home in Sumner.”
“Sumner is known as the Wild Goose Capital of the World.”
“The wage-income gap has little to do with the things that Sumner is complaining about.”
“Okay, someone needs to point out him this guy that the name "Sting" as used by Gordon Sumner is for the sting of an insect.”
“Lawrence, a Vietnam veteran living in Sumner, Wash.”
“It's way overdue," said Chuck Lawrence, a Vietnam veteran living in Sumner, Wash.”
“Bennest, of Sumner, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 17.”
“Sumner is considering moving the station OUT OF TOWN to the north.”
“On my return from Portland this afternoon, I found your note, and before reading it I read in Sumner's eyes your happiness.”
“The lady was watching their box intently, and seeing herself discovered smiled a brilliant smile of recognition as she inclined her head in Sumner's direction holding his glance for one instant in”
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