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

  • A city of northeast Kansas on the Kansas River east-southeast of Topeka. It was founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society and was the scene of a proslavery raid (1856) that sparked retaliatory killings by the abolitionist John Brown. Population: 88,600.
  • A city of northeast Massachusetts on the Merrimack River north-northeast of Lowell. Laid out as an industrial town in 1845, it soon became one of the world's greatest centers for woolen textiles. Many of the old mills have now been renovated. Population: 70,700.
  • Lawrence, D(avid) H(erbert) 1885-1930. 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 literary criticism and psychoanalytical works.
  • Lawrence, Ernest Orlando 1901-1958. American physicist. He won a 1939 Nobel Prize for the development of the cyclotron.
  • Lawrence, Gertrude 1898-1952. British actress remembered for her performances in the plays Private Lives (1930) and Lady in the Dark (1940) as well as the musical The King and I (1951).
  • Lawrence, Sir Thomas 1769-1830. British painter remembered for his portrait series (1814-1818) of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon.
  • Lawrence, T(homas) E(dward) Known as "Lawrence of Arabia.” 1888-1935. Welsh-born 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).

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

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  • n. English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
  • n. 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)
  • n. English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830)
  • n. Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
  • n. a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
  • n. United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
  • n. English actress (1898-1952)


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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.


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

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  • You know, Martin Lawrence is on pace to out Eddie-Murphy Eddie Murphy.


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  • Nevertheless, Justice Kennedy went out of his way to argue that the privacy right recognized in Lawrence is limited.


  • The opinion in Lawrence is by no means flawless, but it is much more than I think most supporters of equal citizenship for gays might have hoped for from the current Court.



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