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DuPont

or Du Pont

[doo-pont, dyoo-, doo-pont, dyoo-; for 1, 2 also French dy-pawn] /duˈpɒnt, dyu-, ˈdu pɒnt, ˈdyu-; for 1, 2 also French düˈpɔ̃/
noun
1.
Eleuthère Irénée
[e-lœ-ter ee-rey-ney] /ɛ lœˈtɛr i reɪˈneɪ/ (Show IPA),
1771–1834, U.S. industrialist, born in France.
2.
Pierre Samuel
[pee-air sam-yoo-uh l;; French pyer sa-my-el] /piˈɛər ˈsæm yu əl;; French pyɛr sa müˈɛl/ (Show IPA),
1739–1817, French economist and statesman (father of Eleuthère Irénée).
3.
Samuel Francis, 1803–65, Union admiral in the U.S. Civil War.
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  • Recommended that detail plan of DuPont works be made without delay.

    The Moonlit Way Robert W. Chambers
  • Dr. DuPont wrote to his patient's father; but no answer has been received.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • Admiral DuPont decided not to renew the attack, which caused a good deal of murmuring among the soldiers in the fleet.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • It will be such a day as has not been seen in this Department since DuPont took the place.

  • Blindly and with all his might DuPont swung his right to the other's head, only to find it wasn't there.

    Red Masquerade Louis Joseph Vance

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