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[ben-tn] /ˈbɛn tn/
Thomas Hart ("Old Bullion") 1782–1858, U.S. political leader.
his grandnephew, Thomas Hart, 1889–1975, U.S. painter and lithographer.
a city in central Arkansas. Unabridged
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  • They paused only long enough for Benton to snap another flashlight.

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  • Doctor Benton rubbed his chin and there was serious anxiety in the movement.

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  • Slowly Mr. Benton took out his spectacles, polished, and adjusted them.

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  • Mr. Benton had been wounded in the war, an injury to his brain making him out of his head, though not dangerously so.

British Dictionary definitions for Benton


Thomas Hart. 1889–1975, US painter of rural life; a leader of the American Regionalist painters in the 1930s
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