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Illinoisan

[il-uh-noi-uh n or, sometimes, -noi-zuh n] /ˌɪl əˈnɔɪ ən or, sometimes, -ˈnɔɪ zən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Illinois.
adjective
2.
of or relating to Illinois or its inhabitants.
Also, Illinoian, Illinoisian.
Origin of Illinoisan
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  • Stephen's mind was in the process of a chemical change: Suddenly it seemed to him as if he had known this tall Illinoisan always.

    The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
  • The bewildered Illinoisan betook himself at once to the President and related the result of the conference.

    Lincoln's Yarns and Stories Alexander K. McClure
  • "I have forgotten it already, so far as repeating it to any mortal man is concerned," replied the Illinoisan.

    The Coward Henry Morford
  • The bewildered Illinoisan betook himself at once to the President, and related the result of his conference.

  • The Illinoisan was not upon the piazza when the coach drove away.

    The Coward Henry Morford
  • What more natural than that in falling and being caught, she should have thrown her arms round the stout neck of the Illinoisan?

    The Coward Henry Morford
  • Had he lived, the brave young Illinoisan might have been another Custer.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
British Dictionary definitions for Illinoisan

Illinoisan

/ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Illinois
adjective
2.
of or relating to Illinois or its inhabitants
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