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Powell

[pou-uh l; for 2, 3 also poh-uh l] /ˈpaʊ əl; for 2, 3 also ˈpoʊ əl/
noun
1.
Adam Clayton, Jr. 1908–72, U.S. clergyman, politician, and civil-rights leader: congressman 1945–67, 1969–71.
2.
Anthony, 1905–2000, English author.
3.
Cecil Frank, 1903–69, English physicist: Nobel prize 1950.
4.
Colin
[koh-lin,, kol-in] /ˈkoʊ lɪn,, ˈkɒl ɪn/ (Show IPA),
born 1937, U.S. general: chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff 1989–96; secretary of state 2001–05.
5.
Earl (Bud) 1924–66, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
6.
John Wesley, 1834–1902, U.S. geologist and ethnologist.
7.
Lewis Franklin, Jr. 1907–1998, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1972–87.
8.
Lake, an artificial reservoir on the border of SE Utah and NE Arizona, on the Colorado River, formed by the construction of a dam (Glen Canyon Dam) (completed 1964). 186 miles (300 km) long.
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  • Powell Seaton had stood, for two or three moments, staring from Halstead to the other motor boat boys.

  • Our friend objected that he did not know Mr Powell from Adam.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • “This is what our Mr. Powell had to tell me,” said Marlow, changing his tone.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • At this Mr Powell who evidently could be rebellious too turned his back squarely on the window.

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  • Walter Powell never mentioned the subject, or in any way suggested to me that there was anything behind the version of Powell.

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British Dictionary definitions for Powell

Powell

/ˈpaʊəl/
noun
1.
(ˈpəʊəl). Anthony (Dymoke ˈdɪmək). 1905–2000, British novelist, best known for his sequence of novels under the general title A Dance to the Music of Time (1951–75)
2.
Cecil Frank. 1903–69, British physicist, who was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1950 for his discovery of the pi-meson
3.
Colin (Luther) (ˈcəʊlɪn). born 1937, US politician and general; Republican secretary of state (2001–05)
4.
Earl, known as Bud Powell. 1924–1966, US modern-jazz pianist
5.
(John) Enoch. 1912–98, British politician. An outspoken opponent of Commonwealth immigration into Britain and of British membership of the Common Market (now the European Union), in 1974 he resigned from the Conservative Party, returning to Parliament as a United Ulster Unionist Council member (1974–87)
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Michael. 1905–90, British film writer, producer, and director, best known for his collaboration (1942–57) with Emeric Pressburger. Films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Red Shoes (1948), and Peeping Tom (1960)
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