Definition of Benton

1. Noun. United States artist whose paintings portrayed life in the Midwest and South (1889-1975).

Exact synonyms: Thomas Hart Benton
Generic synonyms: Painter

2. Noun. United States legislator who opposed the use of paper currency (1782-1858).
Exact synonyms: Old Bullion, Thomas Hart Benton
Generic synonyms: Legislator

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benton

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Benny Hill
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Bent Spear
Benton (current term)
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Literary usage of Benton

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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1910)
"toasting a Blue Ribbon /hy Benton County, Oregon, is Prize-winning Subdivision of the Famed Willamette Valley —The Claims of Corvallis By M. ..."

2. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"Mr. Clay, in the passage preserved by Colonel Benton, proclaimed the course ... Benton, in his dying hour, seemed in his agonies concerned alone for those ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1907)
"82. This Is a reprint from the REGISTER, Vol. 60. David Benton, Jr. ... The portion of this genealogy entitled " Andrew Benton of Milford and Hartford, ..."

4. Political Recollections, 1840 to 1872 by George Washington Julian (1884)
"Benton and Senator Foote—Character of Benton—Death of Gen. Taylor—The funeral—Defeat of the " Omnibus Bill "—Its triumph in detail—Celebration of the ..."

5. The History of the Military Occupation of the Territory of New Mexico from by Twitchell, Ralph Emerson, 1859-1925 (1909)
"THOMAS H. Benton. It is not to be expected in these sketches that anything more than the briefest of outlines of the professional life and public services ..."

6. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-, Martha Joanna Lamb, John Austin Stevens (1890)
"It was occupied but •one year, and in 1844 a post was built in a broad open bottom about eight miles above the present site of Benton and called Fort Cotton ..."

7. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1916)
"Benton, T: H., biogs. by Meigs and Rogers, reviewed, n. 176; and public lands, 14. 54, 59; and second Mo. compromise, 15. 482; on Bank of US, 16. ..."

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