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

  • Winthrop, John 1588-1649. English-born American colonial administrator who was the first governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, serving seven terms between 1629 and 1649. His son John (1606-1676) was three times governor of Connecticut (1636, 1657, and 1659-1676), and his grandson John (1638-1707), born in America, was also governor of Connecticut (1698-1707).

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  • proper n. Any of a number of places in England, the United States of America, and elsewhere.
  • proper n. A habitational surname from the English places.


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  • WINTHROP - Kelsey Ouellette scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half as Winthrop battled to a 38-22 victory over Boothbay on Tuesday evening.

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  • Edwin Winthrop is the protagonist here, and the new agent must lead the charge to stop The Bloody Red Baron and friends.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Bloody Red Baron - Kim Newman

  • Winthrop is the first team to play in that game twice, and the first to lose it twice.

    Big South Conference

  • A few years back at the "giant insect contest" which is held every year at the Fiddlers event in Winthrop WA.

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  • Winthrop is a master of observation, and her ability to crystallize themes in particular vignettes ... brings this affecting family drama vividly to life

    December: Summary and book reviews of December by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop.

  • Coach Mike Brey lamented a 37-10 run by Winthrop from the end of the first half into the second that erased Notre Dame's 24-17 lead. - Men's Basketball - Winthrop vs. Notre Dame

  • So they had supper; and after supper she watched while he sat reading it; as leaf after leaf was turned over, from the close-written and close-lying package in Winthrop's hand to the array of pages that had already been turned back and lay loose piled on the table; while Winthrop's pencil now and then made an admonitory note in the margin.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • She turned her back upon the room, and sitting down in Winthrop's chair bent her look as he had done into the decaying bed of coals.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • And with a sob, Winnie hid her face in Winthrop's arms.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc

  • Yet the qualifications to take the promise were not in Winthrop's hand; to seek them seemed to be a one side of his purpose; he left them on one side, and went on.

    The Hills of the Shatemuc


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