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

  • Sullivan, Anne Mansfield 1866-1936. American educator. Visually impaired herself, she was the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur Seymour 1842-1900. British composer known for a series of comic operas, including H.M.S. Pinafore (1878) and The Gondoliers (1889), written with the lyricist W.S. Gilbert.
  • Sullivan, Edward Vincent Known as "Ed.” 1902-1974. American columnist and host of The Ed Sullivan Show (1948-1971), a television variety show.
  • Sullivan, Harry Stack 1892-1949. American psychiatrist who theorized that personality is largely determined by one's interpersonal relations and the assimilation of societal values.
  • Sullivan, John Lawrence 1858-1918. American prizefighter who was the heavyweight champion from 1882 to 1892. In 1889 he fought the last bare-knuckles title bout.
  • Sullivan, Louis Henry or Henri 1856-1924. American architect known for his early steel-frame designs for skyscrapers and for his influential dictum "Form follows function.”

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  • proper n. A surname of Irish origin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States host on a well known television variety show (1902-1974)
  • n. United States educator who was the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller (1866-1936)
  • n. English composer of operettas who collaborated with the librettist William Gilbert (1842-1900)
  • n. United States psychiatrist (1892-1949)
  • n. United States architect known for his steel framed skyscrapers and for coining the phrase `form follows function' (1856-1924)


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