Definition of Paine
1. Noun. American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1731-1814).
2. Noun. American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809).
Definition of Paine
1. Proper noun. An English surname, of Norman derivation, meaning someone who lived outside of a city (See Latin ''pagus''). ¹
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Literary usage of Paine
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1. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1908)
"Bds., une., Paine, L., June 24, '08. (164) $24.00. Romance of MW Shelley, JH Payne and Washington Irving. Bost., 1907. 8vo. Orig. hf. cf., une., Brittin, ..."
2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"Paine used his influence to obtain the release of a Captain Grimston, ... They applied to Paine, who suggested a petition to congress, which succeeded. ..."
3. Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography by James Grant Wilson, John Fiske (1898)
"Mr. Paine was a member and secretary of the convention to revise the state constitution in 1780, and in 1789 was a commissioner to adjust the claims of New ..."
4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1900)
"MOSES Paine, from whose diary the following extracts, verbatim et literatim, were made, was the son of Thomas Paine, Esq., of Truro, and was born Sept. ..."
5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Cath World 103:789-96 S 46 Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861- Ballad of the wandering ... Harper 132:489-501 Mr 46 Paine, Edward W. My 46 Paine, ..."
6. In the Name of the Bodleian, and Other Essays by Augustine Birrell (1905)
"THOMAS Paine PROVERBS are said to be but half-truths, but' give a dog a bad name and hang him ' is a saying almost as veracious as it is felicitous; ..."