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Pitt

[pit] /pɪt/
noun
1.
William, 1st Earl of Chatham, 1708–78, British statesman.
2.
his son, William, 1759–1806, British statesman: prime minister 1783–1801, 1804–06.
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  • And then mayhap you'll tell me if your Pitt was ever half so eloquent.

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  • To Pitt, this separation was the poignant climax of all his sufferings.

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  • Strong as Pitt was in the country he was weak in parliament.

  • Pitt explained the situation as briefly as he could, in a halting, gasping speech.

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  • Mr. Gladstone declared that Burke was directly responsible for the war with France, for "Pitt could not have resisted him."

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British Dictionary definitions for Pitt

Pitt

/pɪt/
noun
1.
William Bradley, born 1963, US actor; his films include Thelma and Louise (1991), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Fight Club (1999), Babel (2006), and Moneyball (2011)
2.
William, known as Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham. 1708–78, British statesman. He was first minister (1756–57; 1757–61; 1766–68) and achieved British victory in the Seven Years' War (1756–63)
3.
his son William, known as Pitt the Younger. 1759–1806, British statesman. As prime minister (1783–1801; 1804–06), he carried through important fiscal and tariff reforms. From 1793, his attention was focused on the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France
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