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Toombs

[toomz] /tumz/
noun
1.
Robert, 1810–85, U.S. lawyer, orator, and Confederate statesman and army officer.
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  • Hill discussed with opponents; Stephens debated with them; Toombs ignored them.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • He and Toombs generally stood together, as Whigs and Unionists.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • General Toombs hastened to Georgia from Congress, and remained incessantly at her bedside for several weeks.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Toombs had already left the Whig party, and was acting with the Democrats.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • Before the war he had been a "Know-nothing," and had been exposed to Toombs' withering fire upon that class of politicians.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Mrs. Toombs gave generously of her own means, to family and friends.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • General Toombs and Mr. Davis never met but once after the war.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • The halls of Athens are fragrant with these stories of Toombs.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Mr. Toombs declared: "If any discrimination is made between free and slave labor it ought to be in favor of free labor."

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • There is no record that the college ever conferred a degree upon Toombs at all.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall

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