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Van Rensselaer

[van ren-suh-leer, ren-suh-ler; for 1 also Dutch vahn ren-suh-lahr] /væn ˌrɛn səˈlɪər, ˈrɛn sə lər; for 1 also Dutch vɑn ˈrɛn səˌlɑr/
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1.
Kiliaen
[kee-lee-ahn] /ˈki liˌɑn/ (Show IPA),
1595–1644, Dutch merchant: founder of Dutch West India Company 1621; large landowner in America, colonizing along the Hudson River (ancestor of Stephen Van Rensselaer).
2.
Stephen ("the Patroon") 1765–1839, U.S. political leader and major general.
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  • On the Van Rensselaer, the Livingston and other of the old feudal estates they rose in revolt.

  • "That's what I sent for you for," was Van Rensselaer's reply.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • Van Rensselaer knew that the ticker was some minutes behind the market, and he cursed with impatience.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • Meanwhile Van Rensselaer crouched by the table, alone with his horror.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • There were men there who were losing a million with every point—the millions that Van Rensselaer was winning.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • "Hope can handle them all right," declared Mrs. Van Rensselaer.

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • Van Rensselaer forgot his bickering with General Smyth and sent him urgent word to hasten to the rescue.

  • Really, he is a great responsibility to me, Mrs. Van Rensselaer!

    Hope Hathaway Frances Parker
  • Mr. Van Rensselaer's banquets were things that one did not soon forget; as also was his dining saloon.

    A Captain of Industry Upton Sinclair
  • "Yet he has the manners of a gentleman, and seems to have had some education," said Van Rensselaer.

    The Statesmen Snowbound Robert Fitzgerald

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