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Synonyms for Jones

United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)

United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train

United States golfer (1902-1971)

American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)

one of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652)


English phonetician (1881-1967)


References in classic literature ?
The air was dark with Davises, and many Jones gamboled like a flock of young giraffes.
Think, Natty, how I should triumph over that quizzing dog, Dick Jones, who has failed seven times already this season, and has only brought in one woodchuck and a few gray squirrels.
To her, therefore, Tom Jones applied, in order to engage her interest on the behalf of his friend the gamekeeper.
Tom Jones, when very young, had presented Sophia with a little bird, which he had taken from the nest, had nursed up, and taught to sing.
Sophia, seeing her bird gone, screamed out so loud, that Tom Jones, who was at a little distance, immediately ran to her assistance.
It seemed to be against the law of nature, by which everything hath a right to liberty; nay, it is even unchristian, for it is not doing what we would be done by; but if I had imagined Miss Sophia would have been so much concerned at it, I am sure I never would have done it; nay, if I had known what would have happened to the bird itself: for when Master Jones, who climbed up that tree after it, fell into the water, the bird took a second flight, and presently a nasty hawk carried it away.
Poor Sophia, who now first heard of her little Tommy's fate (for her concern for Jones had prevented her perceiving it when it happened), shed a shower of tears.
The process of transforming actress Cherry Jones into a dogged nun in 1960s Bronx parochial school -- of getting her back in the habit, if you will -- is a multistep endeavor.
In November 1985, San Francisco resident Cleve Jones glanced at a wall and had a simple idea that would make the world more compassionate toward people with AIDS.
Eugene Kinckle Jones (1885-1954), the Executive Secretary to the National Urban League (NUL) 1916-1940 had already proven himself to be a progressive reformer by the arrival of the 1930s.
JOHN PAUL JONES ARRIVED IN the United States like many immigrants--under a false name and a change of murder.
Jones purposely positioned the Richard close to the swifter, copper-bottomed Serapis to deny the larger ship the advantage of its larger and more numerous cannons.
Focusing attention on the marginalized perspectives of the black women in the text, I reconsider the received image of Bob Jones, the central protagonist, as a "Black Everyman.
In 1986, Carmen Jones, then a junior at Hampton University in Virginia, was returning to campus after Thanksgiving break when a horrible car accident changed her life forever Jones would never walk again, despite six months of hospitalization and intensive rehabilitation.
Rosalie Jones, founder, director, and choreographer of Daystar: Contemporary Dance-Drama of Indian America, is backstage awaiting a performance of Sacred Woman, Sacred Earth, her evening-long cycle of modem Native American dance-dramas.