Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: lawrence
IPA transcription: [l'ɔɹəns]
Pronunciations of lawrence
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Lawrence
    Meaning: a town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
  • Synonyms: Lawrence, D._H._Lawrence, David_Herbert_Lawrence
    Meaning: English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
  • Synonyms: Lawrence, E._O._Lawrence, Ernest_Orlando_Lawrence
    Meaning: United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
  • Synonyms: Lawrence, Gertrude_Lawrence
    Meaning: English actress (1898-1952)
  • Synonyms: Lawrence, Sir_Thomas_Lawrence
    Meaning: English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830)
  • Synonyms: Lawrence, T._E._Lawrence, Thomas_Edward_Lawrence, Lawrence_of_Arabia
    Meaning: Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
  • Synonyms: Lawrence, Saint_Lawrence, St._Lawrence, Laurentius
    Meaning: Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
Usage examples
  • Lawrence Smith, of Kentucky, one of the most resolute of the exclusionists:
  • One of the trappers, named James Higgins, without any provocation and without any excuse, except that he was intoxicated, shot a man named James Lawrence, inflicting a slight wound.
  • Game was very scarce; and, without agriculture, the country could support only a scanty and scattered population like that which maintained a struggling existence in the wilderness of the lower St. Lawrence.
  • They had seized this position some time before and called it Gorham's Post, after the colonel whose regiment held it. Fourteen years later there was another and more famous Gorham's Post, on the south shore of the St Lawrence near Quebec, opposite Wolfe's Cove.
  • Spain thinks it convenient to shut the Mississippi against us on the one side, and Britain excludes us from the Saint Lawrence on the other; nor will either of them permit the other waters which are between them and us to become the means of mutual intercourse and traffic.
  • "If Louisa's health allowed her to dine out--I wish you would say to Mrs. Lovell Mingott--she and I would have been happy to--er--fill the places of the Lawrence Leffertses at her dinner." He paused to let the irony of this sink in. "As you know, this is impossible." Mrs. Archer sounded a sympathetic assent.
  • From their remote position, and the difficult nature of the intervening country, they thought themselves safe; but a band of Iroquois, marching on snow-shoes a distance of twenty days' journey northward from the St. Lawrence, fell upon one of their camps in the winter, and made a general butchery of the inmates.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording J. Robert Oppenheimer, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording The Cat in the Hat (film), License CC BY-SA 4.0