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Winthrop

[win-thruh p] /ˈwɪn θrəp/
noun
1.
John, 1588–1649, English colonist in America: 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony 1629–33, 1637–40, 1642–44, 1646–49.
2.
his son, John, 1606–76, English colonist in America: colonial governor of Connecticut 1657, 1659–76.
3.
John or Fitz-John
[fits-jon] /ˈfɪtsˈdʒɒn/ (Show IPA),
1638–1707, American soldier and statesman: colonial governor of Connecticut 1698–1707 (son of the younger John Winthrop).
4.
John, 1714–79, American astronomer, mathematician, and physicist.
5.
Robert Charles, 1809–94, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1847–49.
6.
a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
7.
a male given name.
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  • "But Mr. Winthrop is not a boy," she went on, her eyes returning to the northern lady's face.

    East Angels Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • Miss Winthrop paused to readjust a pin and the angle of her hat.

    The Wall Street Girl Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • However, she had come to Winthrop now, and royally, bringing him that which he cared the most for.

    East Angels Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • "He has gone down to Norfolk in search of this Winthrop," said he.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • The sobs broke out afresh, but Winthrop, now knowing that they brought to the girl peace, was no longer filled with dismay.

    Vera Richard Harding Davis
  • "I wish you had chosen a craftier messenger," said Winthrop, laughing.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • "This is our New Year's gift," said Winthrop, fondly caressing the curly head.

  • "You must leave me out of the category of the shrewd ones, however," said Winthrop.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • He desires Winthrop will defer his claims until their superior magistrates are agreed.

British Dictionary definitions for Winthrop

Winthrop

/ˈwɪnˌθrɒp/
noun
1.
John. 1588–1649, English lawyer and colonist, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony: the leading figure among the Puritan settlers of New England
2.
his son, John. 1606–76, English lawyer and colonist; a founder of Agawan (now Ipswich), Massachusetts; governor of Connecticut
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