Definitions

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  • proper noun A habitational surname.

Etymologies

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From Old English, meaning stone field or field of Stan.

Examples

  • Once he reached the other side of the channel, he called Stansfield and gave him the final location of the meeting place.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #1

  • With a placid expression Stansfield asked, “What do you mean ‘nice try’?”

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #1

  • Given his background, Mr. Panetta is a somewhat unusual choice to lead the C.I.A., an agency that has been unwelcoming to previous directors perceived as outsiders, such as Stansfield M. Turner and John M. Deutch.

    Panetta to Be Named C.I.A. Director - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Given his background, Mr. Panetta is a somewhat unusual choice to lead the C.I.A., an agency that has been unwelcoming to previous directors perceived as outsiders, such as Stansfield M. Turner and John M. Deutch.

    Panetta to Be Named C.I.A. Director - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • A reporter called Stansfield and told him if O’Rourke isn’t turned over in an hour, they’re going to release the tape of Arthur.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #1

  • On a few points, such as whether the law should protect American citizens when they were overseas, only I and perhaps Griffin Bell would be arrayed against Zbigniew Brzezinski, Stansfield Turner, the NSA, and others.

    The Good Fight

  • We typically had foreign policy breakfasts there, and he would assemble the full foreign policy team—Vance, Brzezinski, Harold Brown, CIA director Stansfield Turner, General David Jones from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Ham Jordan, whose judgment Carter trusted.

    The Good Fight

  • Stansfield Turner, the CIA director under President Carter, came to feel the same way; he wrote that strong congressional oversight “ensures against our becoming separated from the legal and ethical standards of our society.”

    The Good Fight

  • We typically had foreign policy breakfasts there, and he would assemble the full foreign policy team—Vance, Brzezinski, Harold Brown, CIA director Stansfield Turner, General David Jones from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Ham Jordan, whose judgment Carter trusted.

    The Good Fight

  • Stansfield Turner, the CIA director under President Carter, came to feel the same way; he wrote that strong congressional oversight “ensures against our becoming separated from the legal and ethical standards of our society.”

    The Good Fight

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