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

  • Willkie, Wendell Lewis 1892-1944. American politician who was the Republican nominee for President in 1940.

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  • "Imperialism", we have lately been warned by Mr. Wendell Willkie, is a word of ill omen abroad.

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  • Christian Science Monitor, called Willkie "trumpishly famous."

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  • 47 The following year he elaborated the argument in his contribution to a pamphlet, published by the Federation of American Scientists and titled One World or None—an echo of the title Wendell Willkie had chosen for his own book three years before.

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  • Willkie , president of Brown Harris Stevens , which is listing the penthouse.

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  • Because the shares trade privately, funds follow procedures set by their boards to estimate their "fair value," which may be based on similar stocks that trade publicly and other market factors, including an adjustment for their illiquidity, according to lawyer Barry Barbash , a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP who specializes in asset management.

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  • For decades the Republican Party nominated losing candidates—Alf Landon (1936), Wendell Willkie (1940), Thomas Dewey (1944 and 1948)—who presented a résumé boasting nonpolitical accomplishment in business and the professions.

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  • Freedom House was founded by Wendell Willkie, a Republican, and Eleanor Roosevelt, a Democrat.

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  • Before teaching, Professor Citron worked as a litigation associate at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, where she served as a MFY Legal Services fellow.

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  • Willkie , president of brokerage Brown Harris Stevens.

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  • In fact, he campaigned for Republican presidential candidates Alf Landon and Wendell Willkie—no relation to Don—before veering hard to the left.

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