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Riis

[rees] /ris/
noun
1.
Jacob August, 1849–1914, U.S. journalist and social reformer, born in Denmark.
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  • He is a man of honour, who has given Miss Riis his promise and has kept it.

    Three Comedies Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
  • Riis called the story of his life, The Making of an American.

    Heroes of To-Day Mary R. Parkman
  • Before you answer, Christensen—may I ask you, Mrs. Riis, to consider whether you want to make the breach hopelessly irreparable?

    Three Comedies Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
  • Because in the first place it was not Miss Riis that fell, but your precious son.

    Three Comedies Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
  • No, sir—I have been down once already to take Miss Riis her hat, gloves and parasol.

    Three Comedies Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
  • I am afraid, my dear Mrs. Riis, we have come at an inconvenient time for your daughter?

    Three Comedies Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
  • I must confess I have never thought of what Mrs. Riis has just said, because such a thing never could happen.

    Three Comedies Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
  • He has not done the slightest thing that could harm or discredit the Riis's—not the slightest thing!

    Three Comedies Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
  • My recollection of it is that war was declared, Mrs. Riis, but that I merely accepted the challenge.

    Three Comedies Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
  • But is that any reason why girls who are betrothed should behave as Miss Riis has been doing?

    Three Comedies Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson

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