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

  • Young, Andrew Jackson, Jr. Born 1932. American diplomat and politician. He served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (1977-1979) and as mayor of Atlanta (1981-1989).
  • Young, Brigham 1801-1877. American religious leader who directed the Mormon Church after the assassination (1844) of its founder, Joseph Smith. He led an exodus of the Mormons from their troubled settlement in Illinois to the site of present-day Salt Lake City, Utah, where they established a permanent home for the church (1847).
  • Young, Denton True Known as "Cy.” 1867-1955. American baseball player. A pitcher for 22 seasons, he won 511 games, including 76 shutouts and 3 no-hit games.
  • Young, Edward 1683-1765. English poet known for his dramatic monologue Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality (1742-1745).
  • Young, Lester Willis Known as "Pres.” 1909-1959. American jazz musician with an improvisational, influental tenor saxophone style.
  • Young, Thomas 1773-1829. British physician, physicist, and Egyptologist who revived the wave theory of light and postulated the three-color theory of color vision. He also helped decipher the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone.
  • Young, Whitney Moore, Jr. 1921-1971. American civil rights leader who was executive director of the National Urban League (1961-1971).

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  • proper n. A British distinguishing surname for the younger of two people having the same given name.


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  • There is little separation in talent among the big men and small forwards, a lot of young players competing for minutes, and Howard and Hilton Armstrong, Young, Thornton and Yi are playing for contracts next summer.

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  • "There is now very good data to show the good jobs--the promotions--go to the young and good-looking," said Young.

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  • Like all the young people of the time, and a great many of the old ones, his sympathies went with the Young

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  • As early as August 4th he wrote to Hall that he had finished forty thousand words of the "Tom Sawyer" story, and that it was to be offered to some young people's magazine, Harper's Young

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  • A host of young and ardent officers, -- Christopher, Young, Powell, Campbell, Jones, Barker, and others, -- ably seconded him: death was busy amongst them for months and so paralyzed by disease were the living, that the anchors could scarcely be raised for a retreat to the coast of India.

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  • But this becoming deference to her experience, on the part of the young mother, was so irresistible, that after a short affectation of humility, she began to enlighten her with the best grace in the world; and, sitting bolt upright before the wicked Dot, she did, in half an hour, deliver more infallible domestic recipes and precepts than would (if acted on) have utterly destroyed and done up that Young

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  • I met a young woman recently who left Ernst and Young because she was not willing to endure another busy season. News

  • The Australian Human Rights Commission is encouraging young people who have made an outstanding contribution to advancing human rights in Australia, to nominate for the Young

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  • * Postcards posted between May 1 - Sept 4 were created by young women in The Young

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  • The film has the usual stellar cast, CGI spectaculars and whooshy sound FX along with a dishy young actor in the role of Ha … The Young



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