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tawney

[taw-nee] /ˈtɔ ni/
adjective, tawnier, tawniest, noun
1.

Tawney

[taw-nee, tey-] /ˈtɔ ni, ˈteɪ-/
noun
1.
Richard Henry, 1880–1962, English historian, born in Calcutta.
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  • He shot a quick look at tawney, then lowered his eyelid a fraction of an inch.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • tawney's offer was three times as much as the rig was worth.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • The captain looked around the cabin, then saw tawney, and took a deep breath.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • "Fifty thousand is absolutely the top," tawney said sharply.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • "There's got to be something," tawney said, his voice tight with anger.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • tawney looked at Johnny, and started for the door, still rubbing his jaw.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • Finally tawney snapped on the general public address system speaker.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • Look, there isn't going to be any bargaining with tawney, he just doesn't work that way.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • The kitchen being in front, tawney found that he was not heard when he barked to be let in at the back of the house.

    Live Toys Emma Davenport
  • True to his word, tawney had given them the freedom of the ship.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for tawney

Tawney

/ˈtɔːnɪ/
noun
1.
R(ichard) H(enry). 1880–1962, British economic historian, born in India. His chief works are The Acquisitive Society (1920), Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926), and Equality (1931)
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