Runyon



(Alfred) Damon
[dey-muh n] /ˈdeɪ mən/ (Show IPA), 1884–1946, U.S. journalist and short-story writer.
Contemporary Examples

“One of the best thing that Christians can do in our cities is throw really good parties,” Runyon said.
The Neighboring Movement: A Simple, Radical Idea Joshua DuBois May 4, 2013

Forty-five years ago Runyon referred to Harold as “my good friend, the tall and stately columnist for the New York Mirror.”
The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull Mark Jacobson March 7, 2014

Everyone else wore one then, why didn’t he, Runyon asked Harold.
The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull Mark Jacobson March 7, 2014

“Because I do not look good in a hat,” Runyon quoted Harold as replying.
The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull Mark Jacobson March 7, 2014

Runyon was born in Kansas, after all, and his Times Square was a fantasy even in 1950.
New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’ Ross Wetzsteon April 5, 2014

Historical Examples

Runyon was popular, not because he was a particularly good fellow, but because he was so supremely cheerful.
Children of the Desert Louis Dodge

And she knew that from the beginning she had hoped that Runyon would appear.
Children of the Desert Louis Dodge

Sylvia and Runyon had made a run for it and had got home before the worst of it came, she had said.
Children of the Desert Louis Dodge

That was to say, Runyon was the moving factor in the arrangement.
Children of the Desert Louis Dodge

“Your milk, sir,” says he, grabbin’ the tray and shovin’ it in front of Runyon.
The House of Torchy Sewell Ford

noun
(Alfred) Damon. 1884–1946, US short-story writer, best known for his humorous tales about racy Broadway characters. His story collections include Guys and Dolls (1932), which became the basis of a musical (1950)

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