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

  • Agnew, Spiro Theodore 1918-1996. Vice President of the United States (1969-1973) under Richard M. Nixon. Agnew resigned amid charges of illegal financial dealings during his governorship of Maryland (1966-1968).

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  • proper n. A surname.


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  • Painter Al Agnew is not an inveterate shopper, but he spends a fair amount of time looking through merchandise catalogues.

    Daniel Grant: Copyright Infringers Target Wildlife Artists

  • Only a few weeks ago two Cruisers, the Aurora under Captain Agnew -- I don't see why we should not note the names of these distinguished gentlemen-and the Penelope under Captain Nicholl, and two Destroyers, Lance and Lively, with Lieutenant Commanders R. Northcott and Hussey in command, utterly destroyed an Italian convoy of ten ships, which was under the close protection of several Destroyers and two powerful Cruisers.

    The Navy

  • 'Tain't no use to grumble and complain, It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice, For when God sorts out the weather and sends rain, Then rain's my choice, We take as much pride as you do in the fact that one of your illlustrious citizens of Toronto, Dr.G. Harvey Agnew, is the esteemed President of the American Hospital Association.

    Hospital Problems in Peace and War

  • She supported the 1960 Nixon-Lodge candidacy and worked hard for the 1968 Nixon-Agnew ticket, though she later called Agnew "her greatest disappointment in politics."

    We Remember - Lenore Pancoe Meyerhoff, 1927 - 1988

  • Mr. Agnew is the latest in a long line of people to peddle the nutty, yet persistent, theory that humans live on the surface of a hollow planet, in which two undiscovered openings, near the North and South poles, connect the outer Earth with an interior realm ...

    Boing Boing

  • Philip Savage, NAACP director for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, called Agnew and Nixon "primarily backlash candidates."

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • What the change might do, though, is eliminate thoroughly unqualified in formal terms candidates such as Agnew or Quayle.


  • He turned into a kind of Agnew The Lesser, and baited the Dems and did what he was told, and down the road, he sure as hell wasn't a threat to any of the Bush Boys when one of them decided to run for President!


  • "Agnew," he said, "can you and Jonas manage to let the Ida down, with both Milton and me aboard?"

    The Enchanted Canyon

  • On October 30, Senator Proxmire of Wisconsin asked consent to publish in the Congressional Record I.F. Stone's article 'Agnew's Successor: What Nixon F.ars' from the November 1 issue of The New York Review.

    Senator Proxmire's Questions


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