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[glee-suh n] /ˈgli sən/
Jackie (Herbert John Gleason"The Great One") 1916–87, U.S. comedian and actor. Unabridged
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  • Jack, seeing that Bessie and Mrs. Gleason were very tired, did not mean to linger long.

  • Gleason hasn't chirped, but then he is somewhere in central Iowa buying.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • One of the roughs grabbed Gleason's cap, which he was unwise enough to wear, and with it a handful of his hair.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • It was evident to Mrs. Stannard that Gleason was striving to be questioned.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • There are other things that occupy him now, but what we want is to see Gleason right off.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • Gleason was quick to note the silence and to divine its cause.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • Failing in his effort to extract information from Sergeant Wolf, Gleason changed his methods.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • Gleason found in converse with her so much that reminded him of the mother he had lost, alas!

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • I asked Gleason why he pulled the bedding from the bed, and he answered, 'By God!

    The Life of John Taylor B. H. Roberts
  • We are just as much obliged to you, Mr. Gleason, but—not to-day.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King

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