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George Dewey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n George Dewey a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
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Usage

In literature:

DEWEY, George E., a former American hero who totally destroyed a Spanish armada in Manila Bay.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
Commodore George Dewey, the commander of the Asiatic squadron, was fully prepared to enter into the plan.
"The Path of Empire" by Carl Russell Fish
The members were: George W. Williams, Leader; Mrs. George W. Williams, Jonathan Dorrity, Mr. and Mrs. Day Dewey.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
The Pacific fleet, under Commodore George Dewey, had lain for some weeks at Hongkong.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by William McKinley
Dewey, George, 370-376, 381.
"American Men of Action" by Burton E. Stevenson
Commodore George Dewey is Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, Navy Department.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
For Admiral George Dewey had come home, and Fifth Avenue had the chance to acclaim the victor of Manila Bay.
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
Hanna, John Hay; Admirals, George Dewey, W.T.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
George Dewey was the most battered of the lot and made a sorry sight.
"Dewey and Other Naval Commanders" by Edward S. Ellis
George L. Dewey, Mrs. George L. Dewey, Miss Harriet B. Leach, Miss Mary E. Perkins.
"American Missionary - Volume 50, No. 2, February, 1896" by Various
Commodore George Dewey Enters Manila Bay.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Mrs. George L. Dewey, Norwich, Conn. Miss M. L. Thompson, Rouse's Pt., N. Y.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
George Dewey entered the Naval Academy September 23, 1854, and was graduated fifth in a class of fourteen.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
Dewey, Commodore George, 265; destroys Spanish fleet at Manila, 267.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
GEORGE DEWEY was a Green Mountain boy, a son of the Vermont hills.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
Some men would have stopped and felt their way, but George Dewey was not that kind of a man.
"The Story of Our Country"
It was taken from the Spanish by an American squadron under Commodore George Dewey in May 1898.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
DEWEY, George, American naval officer, born at Montpellier, Vermont, 26th Dec., 1837, died 16th Jan., 1917.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
All this was accomplished by an American squadron under Commodore George Dewey, without the loss of a ship or a man.
"Four American Naval Heroes" by Mabel Beebe
Dewey, George (Admiral), 118.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
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In news:

Local historians spoke about Montpelier, Vermont native Admiral George Dewey and his role in the Spanish-American war, which launched the US onto the world stage.
George Dewey Roberts, 82, of Fayetteville passed away Saturday September 29, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
MEADVILLE — George Benjamin (Bo) Dewey Jr, 60, of Meadville, passed away at home Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012.
He was born April 9, 1952, in South Charleston, W.Va. A son of George B and Susan Scott Dewey Sr.
George Dewey Roberts, 82, of Fayetteville passed away Saturday September 29, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr, all on this day.
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