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

  • Benton 1, Thomas Hart Called "Old Bullion.” 1782-1858. American legislator. A U.S. senator (1821-1851) and representative (1853-1855) from Missouri, he staunchly opposed the use of paper currency.
  • Benton 2, Thomas Hart 1889-1975. American artist whose paintings and murals, such as The History of Missouri, were executed in a flat, realistic style known as regionalism and portrayed life in the Midwest and South.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • adj. fixed in your purpose
  • n. United States legislator who opposed the use of paper currency (1782-1858)
  • n. United States artist whose paintings portrayed life in the Midwest and South (1889-1975)


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