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[tohn] /toʊn/
(Theobald) Wolfe, 1763–98, Irish nationalist and martyr for independence. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was here that wolfe tone and the men I told you of dined three years ago—and a merry day they had of it.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • The young men were busy with their '98 and wolfe tone Clubs.

    Ireland Since Parnell Daniel Desmond Sheehan
  • Amongst the prisoners taken was wolfe tone; who soon afterwards in order to avoid a felon's death, ended his life by suicide.

    Is Ulster Right? Anonymous
  • The rage and mortification of wolfe tone at his second failure knew no bounds.

    Is Ulster Right? Anonymous
  • wolfe tone confessed the same inspiration; Emmet's speech from the dock was that and nothing else.

  • Of this society wolfe tone was the creator, guide, and moving spirit.

    The Story Of Ireland Emily Lawless
  • wolfe tone and his republican friends, entirely careless of religion, formed an excellent connecting link.

    A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright
  • Napper Tandy was an ironmonger, wolfe tone was the son of a coach-maker.

  • wolfe tone, the ablest man by far on the revolutionary side, had never weaned of pouring contempt upon it.

    The Story Of Ireland Emily Lawless
  • This celebrated man, wolfe tone, was not unlike many others who have posed as Irish patriots.

    Is Ulster Right? Anonymous

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