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

  • Wanamaker, John 1838-1922. American merchant whose men's clothing business grew into one of the first department stores. He also served as U.S. postmaster general (1889-1893).

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  • n. United States businessman whose business grew into one of the first department stores (1838-1922)

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  • From the article: Wanamaker is quick to dispel concerns that the family will increase the fees for orchestras to rent and play Rachmaninoff.

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  • Alexander Temple Wolkonsky Rachmaninoff Wanamaker is the great-great-grandson of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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  • No, she thinks One-Eye's too homely to dance, or go callin ', or take t' Wanamaker's.

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  • Entrepreneurs such as Wanamaker and Woolworth in the US offered low quality merchandise cheaply with the customer's approval.

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  • "There's probably some players who are going to win the PGA Championship and not know the trophy is called the Wanamaker Trophy.

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  • Everyone placates her, including her furrowed brow-plagued business partner, Milton Greene (Dominic Cooper), and her coddling acting coach, Paula Strasberg (Zoë Wanamaker).

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  • Everyone placates her, including her furrowed brow-plagued business partner, Milton Greene (Dominic Cooper), and her coddling acting coach, Paula Strasberg (Zoë Wanamaker).

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  • So she is accompanied by Paula Strasberg Zoe Wanamaker, wife of Lee Strasberg, the Actors Studio chief and guru.

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  • When a girl who claims to have witnessed a murder is herself done away with, the indefatigable Poirot takes on the case, alongside mystery novelist and friend Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker).

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  • When Bernard Lagat smashed the record for most wins in the Wanamaker Mile at last year's Millrose Games, he immediately settled on one thought: He would not be back.

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