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[hwit-ee-er, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt i ər, ˈwɪt-/
John Greenleaf
[green-leef] /ˈgrinˌlif/ (Show IPA),
1807–92, U.S. poet.
a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles. Unabridged
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  • Whittier has always stood pre-eminently as the exponent of New England life, and for very natural reasons.

  • The little mirror that stands on it is the one by which Whittier shaved most of his life.

    Whittier-land Samuel T. Pickard
  • Whittier knew the artiste of the world and talked to us about Raphael and Burns with clear-sighted, affectionate interest.

  • Mr. Whittier gathered a handful of the red sumach, and took it to Amesbury with him.

    Whittier-land Samuel T. Pickard
  • A ride out to Whittier, therefore, cannot fail to be of interest to traveler and stranger.

British Dictionary definitions for Whittier


John Greenleaf. 1807–92, US poet and humanitarian: a leading campaigner in the antislavery movement. His poems include Snow-Bound (1866)
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