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

  • Wright, Frances Known as "Fanny.” 1795-1852. Scottish-born American reformer who lectured nationwide on women's rights, birth control, and public education and wrote Views of Society and Manners in America (1823).
  • Wright, Frank Lloyd 1869-1959. American architect whose distinctive style, based on natural forms, had a great influence on the modern movement in architecture. His designs include private homes, the Johnson Wax Company Building in Racine, Wisconsin (1939), and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (1943-1959).
  • Wright, James Arlington 1927-1980. American poet who won a Pulitzer Prize for his Collected Poems (1971).
  • Wright, Joseph 1855-1930. British lexicographer and philologist who is best known for The English Dialect Dictionary (1905).
  • Wright, Mary Kathryn Known as "Mickey.” Born 1935. American golfer who had 82 career wins, including four U.S. Women's Open titles (1958, 1959, 1961, and 1964) and four Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship titles (1958, 1960, 1961, and 1963).
  • Wright, Orville 1871-1948. American aviation pioneer who with his brother Wilbur (1867-1912) invented the airplane. On December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made the first controlled, sustained flights in a powered heavier-than-air vehicle.
  • Wright, Richard 1908-1960. American author whose writing explores the oppression suffered by African Americans. His works include the novel Native Son (1940) and the autobiography Black Boy (1945).

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  • proper n. A British occupational surname from a maker of machinery; found in many combinations such as Cartwright.
  • proper n. An American surname; also a confused anglicization of the French le droit


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  • Eric Olin Wright is an analytical Marxist who raised his kids on extemporaneous Marxist fairy-tales, and recorded them for posterity.

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  • By the way, when the name Wright is on the ballot, I will consider his comments important.

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  • It's all fine and good that Obama has "condemned" the worst of what he calls Wright's "wrong" and "divisive" comments, but his refusal to "disown" his former pastor is academic.

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  • If this destroys Obama's campaign what a title Wright will have to live with for the rest of his life knowing what he prevented heck maybe his delusional mind will get a kick from it.

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  • She reported that Obama "first said that his former pastor was like an uncle and that he had never heard any offensive sermons, but finally Obama gave a speech criticizing what he called Wright's offensive remarks."

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  • The Democrat spoke out today, after seeing more of what he calls Wright's rant before the National Press Club yesterday, Obama showing his concern that voters may have found Wright's remarks as appalling as he did.

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  • The Democrat says he had to speak out today after seeing more of what he calls Wright's rant before the National Press Club here in Washington yesterday.

    CNN Transcript Apr 29, 2008

  • Shereka Wright is among three strong returnees who should give Boilers threats inside and outside.

  • Angela Wright is a lecturer in Romantic literature at the University of Sheffield.

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  • Joe Wright is expecting a baby with new wife, gorgeous sitar artist Anoushka Shankar.

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