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Carteret

[kahr-ter-it or for 2, kahr-tuh-ret] /ˈkɑr tər ɪt or for 2, ˌkɑr təˈrɛt/
noun
1.
John, Earl of Granville, 1690–1763, British statesman and orator.
2.
a city in NE New Jersey.
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  • Carteret's opinion was well known, that it was no part of a postmaster-general's duty to check accounts.

  • "A good wife should believe what her husband believes," said Mr. Carteret.

    The Tragic Muse Henry James
  • Carteret shrugged his shoulders, and the captain and I exchanged incredulous glances.

    The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
  • "You ought to have made her—you ought to have made her," said Mr. Carteret.

    The Tragic Muse Henry James
  • In 1670, when Carteret attempted to collect quit-rents, the settlers refused to pay, and for two years the colony was in turmoil.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • Julia was money, Mr. Carteret was money—everything else was the absence of it.

    The Tragic Muse Henry James
  • So Wilmington reigned, and Carteret governed for a while in Walpole's stead.

    Lord Chatham Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
  • I asked of Carteret, who was considered an authority on the weather.

    The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
  • "It wasn't right, for I soon shot past him," returned young Carteret.

    Elster's Folly Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "All that you have to do is to meet them at the station and take them to the meet," said Mr. Carteret.

British Dictionary definitions for Carteret

Carteret

/ˈkɑːtərɪt/
noun
1.
John, 1st Earl Granville. 1690–1763, British statesman, diplomat, and orator who led the opposition to Walpole (1730–42), after whose fall he became a leading minister as secretary of state (1742–44)
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