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Doug·las (dŭgləs)
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A borough of southeast Isle of Man, England, on the Irish Sea. It is a popular seaside resort and the most important city on the island.

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Douglas, Gabrielle Known as “Gabby.” Born 1995.
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American gymnast who won two Olympic gold medals in 2012, including the gold for the all-around women's individual event, and one Olympic gold in 2016.

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Douglas, William Orville 1898-1980.
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American jurist who served as an associate justice of the US Supreme Court (1939-1975). He was a strong advocate of civil liberties and environmental protection.

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Douglas, Stephen Arnold Known as "the Little Giant." 1813-1861.
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American politician who served as US representative (1843-1847) and senator (1847-1861) from Illinois. He proposed legislation that allowed individual territories to determine whether they would allow slavery (1854) and in the senatorial campaign of 1858 engaged Abraham Lincoln in a famous series of debates.

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Douglas, Kirk Originally Issur Danielovitch. Born 1916.
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American actor noted for his portrayal of tough characters in films such as Champion (1949) and Spartacus (1960).

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Douglas, Marjory Stoneman 1890-1998.
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American journalist and conservationist who worked to preserve the Florida Everglades, a region she described in Everglades: River of Grass (1947).

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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices

    Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:

    Indo-European Roots

    Semitic Roots

    The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.

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