Definitions

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  • n. 8th President of the United States (1782-1862)

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Examples

  • Van Buren unlocks the police chain on the rustic wooden gate, and we take the long driveway toward the ocean.

    Beach Road

  • Van Buren ignores me and takes out a brand-new orange notebook he must have just bought for the occasion at the stationery store in Montauk.

    Beach Road

  • Mr. Van Buren was premier, or Secretary of State, with John H. Eaton, a very ordinary man, Secretary of War; Branch, Secretary of the Navy, and Ingham,

    The Memories of Fifty Years

  • HALF AN hour after Barney Fife Van Buren leaves with his little orange notebook in hand, Wingo sounds the alarm again.

    Beach Road

  • The basketball court is also locked, but Van Buren has the key for that too.

    Beach Road

  • Van Buren places the bag behind his chair and whispers something to Knight.

    Beach Road

  • In short, Cilley behaved in this matter much in the style of a tricky Van Buren politician, making a great bluster of words, and privately intending to do nothing.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • The defalcation of Swartwout with over a million dollars from the New York customs 'receipts had forced upon President Van Buren the importance of filling such posts with honorable men, instead of political shysters, and Bancroft, though a rather narrow historian, was a gentleman and a scholar.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • It is a translation, by my friend Martin Van Buren Mavis (sometimes called the 'Poughkeepsie Seer'), of an odd-looking MS, which I found, about a year ago, tightly corked up in a jug floating in the Mare Tenebrarum -- a sea well described by the Nubian geographer, but seldom visited now-a-days, except by the transcendentalists and divers for crotchets.

    Mellonta Tauta

  • His body remained here until July, 1839, when it was carried off by a certain Dr. Turner, then living at Lexington, Van Buren county, Iowa.

    Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk

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