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Noun: Lawrence  lor-un(t)s or ló-run(t)s
  1. Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    - T. E. Lawrence, Thomas Edward Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia
  2. (Christianity) 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)
    - Lawrence of Rome, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence, Laurentius
  3. A town in northeastern Kansas on the Kansas River; scene of raids by John Brown in 1856
  4. United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
    - Ernest Lawrence, E. O. Lawrence, Ernest Orlando Lawrence
  5. English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
    - D. H. Lawrence, David Herbert Lawrence
  6. English portrait painter remembered for the series of portraits of the leaders of the alliance against Napoleon (1769-1830)
    - Sir Thomas Lawrence
  7. English actress (1898-1952)
    - Gertrude Lawrence

Type of: actress, author, martyr, nuclear physicist, painter, pongo [Brit, informal], saint, soldier, town, writer

Part of: Kan., Kansas, KS, Sunflower State

Encyclopedia: Lawrence, NJ