Astor



John Jacob, 1763–1848, U.S. capitalist and fur merchant.
Nancy (Langhorne)
[lang-hawrn,, -ern] /ˈlæŋˌhɔrn,, -ərn/ (Show IPA), Viscountess, 1879–1964, first woman member of Parliament in England.
Contemporary Examples

Soon I discovered that the private Mrs. Astor was a maverick.
Brooke Astor’s Estate Is Auctioned, and a Friend Recalls Her Fondly Barbara Goldsmith September 28, 2012

The Stylebook would appear to be as uncomfortable with the nouveau as Astor and McAllister were.
Is the AP Stylebook Archaic? John McWhorter June 19, 2012

New York high society has reasserted itself in the tawdry battle for Astor’s millions.
Behind the Brooke Astor Affair Michael Gross November 16, 2008

Mrs. Astor managed to pen her initials near, though not in, the boxes designating the changes.
Brooke Astor’s $60 Million Signature Ralph Gardner, Jr. June 17, 2009

Astor’s pet institutions do great work and are generally above reproach.
Behind the Brooke Astor Affair Michael Gross November 16, 2008

Historical Examples

Clarke had been a Nor’wester before he joined Astor, and was a born fighter, idolized by the Indians.
Canada: the Empire of the North Agnes C. Laut

Straight from the Astor Mr. Vandeford walked into the office of Mr. Weiner.
Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess

My wealth is largely due to the wisdom of Mr. Astor, who speaks through her.
Victor Ollnee’s Discipline Hamlin Garland

You think you ‘ll come here and make this like the Astor House, don’t ye?
One Of Them Charles James Lever

The next large hotel to be erected in the city was the Astor House, three years later.
Old Taverns of New York William Harrison Bayles

noun
John Jacob, 1st Baron Astor of Hever. 1886–1971, British proprietor of The Times (1922–66)
Nancy (Witcher), Viscountess, original name Nancy Langhorne. 1879–1964, British Conservative politician, born in the US; the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons

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