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[stim-suh n] /ˈstɪm sən/
Henry L(ewis) 1867–1950, U.S. statesman: secretary of war 1911–13, 1940–45; secretary of state 1929–33. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Stimson's explanation, while it raised the curtain from all that was mysterious, did not serve very much to quiet apprehensions.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • Stimson, the chief engineer, was sitting at his desk studying orders.

    The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
  • Stimson was probably the next best seaman, after the master.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • "This has got to stop," Stimson had said to himself, as he stood and watched them.

  • Stimson appeared to consider for almost a minute, and then gravely rapped his companions arm.

    The Impostor Harold Bindloss
  • Stimson turned from his daughter and went to a spot beneath the platform.

  • It was in this way that Stimson had learned to know where to find his present anchorage.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • Sergeant Stimson is an enterprising officer, but there are as keen men as he is, he said.

    The Impostor Harold Bindloss
  • As we studied the pictures and charts, Stimson briefed us on the course of action.

    The Image and the Likeness John Scott Campbell
  • The story scarcely needed to be told as well as Mr. Stimson told it.

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