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[samp-suh n] /ˈsæmp sən/
Deborah, 1760–1827, U.S. Revolutionary War soldier who fought disguised as a man.
William Thomas, 1840–1902, U.S. admiral.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lot was in Sodom, but not of it; and so were Sampson and Joan in, but not of, the villainous times they lived in.

    Christie Johnstone Charles Reade
  • "Admiral Sampson will be glad to get you," the cadet thought to himself.

    A Prisoner of Morro Upton Sinclair
  • There, he said, theres the cliff where Sampson hid the chest in the pocket.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
  • They filed up the companion, leaving Sampson looking at Denman.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • There was no satisfying Miss Sampson with rides, new places, new faces, new adventures.

  • "Of course," answered Forsythe, looking at the big shoulders of Sampson.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • Sarah cleared half the table, and Sampson and Edward dined in moody silence.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • She did not reply, but he heard Sampson's voice from the deck.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • Yes; and he'd have found it before this if I just knew his relation to Sampson and Wright.

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