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[kahr-nee] /ˈkɑr ni/
Philip, 1814–62, U.S. general.
a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Turning to him like a flash, Gen. Kearny said—“If you do not want to go, stay here.”

    Some of My War Stories Allen Ripley Foote
  • Kearny, who has seen Magenta and Solferino, meets his fate at Chantilly.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago Amanda Millie Douglas
  • General Kearny might have been saved but for his reckless bravery.

    The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
  • Kearny's division was sent to support Hooker, but too late, and it also was repelled.

    Campfire and Battlefield Rossiter Johnson
  • She recognized the figure which alighted from the mud-bespattered vehicle before Mrs. Kearny's door.

  • Hooker's and Kearny's divisions had been in nearly all the battles of the Peninsula.

    Following the Flag Charles Carleton Coffin
  • General Kearny, seeing the move and other troops marching towards it, ordered his troops out and in retreat through the swamp.

    From Manassas to Appomattox James Longstreet
  • Shaw passed on to the camp, while I remained to call upon Colonel Kearny.

    The Oregon Trail Francis Parkman, Jr.
  • The gossips felt sure that the fruit of Mrs. Kearny's genius was being borne away for the approval of the New York publishers.

  • Then Kearny leaped to his feet and wrung my hand with the strength of a roustabout.

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry

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