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Astor

[as-ter] /ˈæs tər/
noun
1.
John Jacob, 1763–1848, U.S. capitalist and fur merchant.
2.
Nancy (Langhorne)
[lang-hawrn,, -ern] /ˈlæŋˌhɔrn,, -ərn/ (Show IPA),
Viscountess, 1879–1964, first woman member of Parliament in England.
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  • Clarke had been a Nor'wester before he joined Astor, and was a born fighter, idolized by the Indians.

  • Straight from the Astor Mr. Vandeford walked into the office of Mr. Weiner.

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  • My wealth is largely due to the wisdom of Mr. Astor, who speaks through her.

  • You think you 'll come here and make this like the Astor House, don't ye?

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  • The next large hotel to be erected in the city was the Astor House, three years later.

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British Dictionary definitions for Astor

Astor

/ˈæstə/
noun
1.
John Jacob, 1st Baron Astor of Hever. 1886–1971, British proprietor of The Times (1922–66)
2.
Nancy (Witcher), Viscountess, original name Nancy Langhorne. 1879–1964, British Conservative politician, born in the US; the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons
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