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[ach-uh-suh n] /ˈætʃ ə sən/
Dean (Gooderham)
[goo d-er-ham,, -uh m] /ˈgʊd ərˌhæm,, -əm/ (Show IPA),
1893–1971, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1949–53.
Edward Goodrich
[goo d-rich] /ˈgʊd rɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1856–1931, U.S. chemist. Unabridged
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  • The girls retired to bed; but Mrs. Chetwynd sat up late, wishing much that she had Mrs. Acheson to consult with.

  • I asked Mr. Acheson if he could make diamonds in his furnaces.

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  • At eleven oclock an open landau was at the door, and Mrs. Acheson and Annie went for their drive.

  • Perhaps you would like to go down to the drawing-room to mother and Mrs. Acheson.

  • Mrs. Acheson and Belle sat up a little longer, then they also retired for the night.

  • Presently Mrs. Acheson suggested that they should go to bed.

British Dictionary definitions for Acheson


Dean (Gooderham). 1893–1971, US lawyer and statesman: secretary of state (1949–53) under President Truman
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