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[ad-uh mz] /ˈæd əmz/
Charles (Samuel) 1912–88, U.S. cartoonist.
Jane, 1860–1935, U.S. social worker and writer: Nobel Peace Prize 1931. Unabridged
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  • jane addams made the house so cheerful and pretty that it was a joy to peep into it.

  • You don't see any sign of what you call success on jane addams's face, do you?

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
  • Her face stamped with world suffering, her eyes the tragic eyes of a jane addams.

  • Miss jane addams gave a priceless four days to a whirlwind tour.

  • In the troupe are such people as jane addams and Mr. Pinkerton, shedders of blood and preachers of peace.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • Miss jane addams supplied the American press with rose-colored accounts of its proceedings.

  • jane addams says that recreation is stronger than vice, and that recreation alone can stifle the lust for vice.

  • It is a familiar remark of Miss jane addams that the cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy.

    The Greatest English Classic Cleland Boyd McAfee
  • Perhaps little jane addams loved trees and people best of all.

    Heroines of Service Mary Rosetta Parkman
  • We've finally given jane addams the recognition and the support that she should have had a dozen years ago.

British Dictionary definitions for jane addams


Jane. 1860–1935, US social reformer, feminist, and pacifist, who founded Hull House, a social settlement in Chicago: Nobel peace prize 1931
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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