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[ruhn-yuh n] /ˈrʌn yən/
(Alfred) Damon
[dey-muh n] /ˈdeɪ mən/ (Show IPA),
1884–1946, U.S. journalist and short-story writer. Unabridged
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  • Runyon was popular, not because he was a particularly good fellow, but because he was so supremely cheerful.

  • And she knew that from the beginning she had hoped that Runyon would appear.

  • Sylvia and Runyon had made a run for it and had got home before the worst of it came, she had said.

  • That was to say, Runyon was the moving factor in the arrangement.

  • "Your milk, sir," says he, grabbin' the tray and shovin' it in front of Runyon.

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British Dictionary definitions for Runyon


(Alfred) Damon. 1884–1946, US short-story writer, best known for his humorous tales about racy Broadway characters. His story collections include Guys and Dolls (1932), which became the basis of a musical (1950)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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