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[har-uh-muh n] /ˈhær ə mən/
Edward Henry, 1848–1909, U.S. financier and railroad magnate.
his son, W(illiam) Averell
[ey-ver-uh l] /ˈeɪ vər əl/ (Show IPA),
1891–1986, U.S. diplomat: governor of New York 1954–58. Unabridged
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  • Do not lament the fact that some roads are groping ahead only to occupy the abandoned organization camps of the Harriman Lines.

  • Dr. Harriman has explained, with the authority of an expert, these ghastly growths.

  • Later, Harriman, and to some extent Morgan, carried the community of interest idea some steps further.

  • “You must carry it through whether it is possible or not,” Harriman replied.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • Opposite her, busy with a large dish of plum pudding, sat Mr. Harriman.

    The Girl Scouts Rally Katherine Keene Galt
  • Harriman was a railroad president in the fullest sense of the word.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • Harriman was too much of a vegetarian, and Ennis was always cursed with a rebellious stomach.

British Dictionary definitions for Harriman


W(illiam) Averell. 1891–1986, US diplomat: negotiated the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union (1963); governor of New York (1955–58)
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