Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northeast Kansas on the Kansas River east-southeast of Topeka. Founded in 1854, it was the scene of a proslavery raid (1856) that sparked retaliatory killings by the abolitionist John Brown.
  • A city of northeast Massachusetts on the Merrimack River north-northeast of Lowell. Laid out as an industrial town in 1845, it grew as a textile center.
  • D(avid) H(erbert),British writer whose fiction concerns the struggle for human fulfillment within a dehumanizing industrialized society. His novels include Sons and Lovers (1913), Women in Love (1920), and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928). He also wrote poetry and literary criticism.
  • Thomas,British painter remembered for his portrait series (1814–1818) of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon.
  • Gertrude,British actress remembered for her performances in the plays Private Lives (1930) and Lady in the Dark (1941) as well as the musical The King and I (1951).
  • T(homas) E(dward),British soldier, adventurer, and writer who led the Arab revolt against the Turks (1916–1918) and later wrote an account of his adventures, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926).
  • Ernest Orlando,American physicist. He won a 1939 Nobel Prize for the development of the cyclotron.

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  • proper noun A male given name, the usual spelling of Laurence in the U.S.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

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  • noun English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
  • noun English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830)
  • noun Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
  • noun a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
  • noun United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
  • noun English actress (1898-1952)

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Examples

  • LAWRENCE | A coroner said a man who fell to his death from a balcony at a Lawrence hotel had alcohol and marijuana in his system.

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  • LAWRENCE - Lawrence police continue to search for suspects in the fatal shooting of a city man near a housing complex.

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  • LAWRENCE | A coroner said a man who fell to his death from a balcony at a Lawrence hotel had alcohol and marijuana in his system.

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  • LAWRENCE - White posters are going up all over Lawrence businesses this week that warn minors about the consequences of using fake IDs to try to get into bars.

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  • LAWRENCE COUNTY - James DeVaney says he will never forget the pain he felt one year ago today when he learned his daughter, son-in-law and grandson had been killed in a tornado that left more than 16 miles of destruction across Lawrence and Morgan counties.

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  • LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 15: A cheerleader for the Kansas Jayhawks performs against the Texas Longhorns on November 15, 2008 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

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  • LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 15: A cheerleader for the Kansas Jayhawks performs against the Texas Longhorns on November 15, 2008 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

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  • LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 15: A cheerleader for the Kansas Jayhawks performs against the Texas Longhorns on November 15, 2008 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

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  • LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 15: A cheerleader for the Kansas Jayhawks performs against the Texas Longhorns on November 15, 2008 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

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  • [Footnote 266: _Lords of Trade to Lawrence, 4 March_, 1754.] [Footnote 267: _Lawrence to Lords of Trade, 1 Aug_.

    Montcalm and Wolfe

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