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Peoria   /piˈɔriə/   Listen
Peoria

noun
1.
A city in central Illinois on the Illinois River.






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"Peoria" Quotes from Famous Books



... first reply to Douglas was not recorded, his second, made at Peoria twelve days later, still exists.(6) It is a landmark in his career. It sums up all his long, slow development in political science, lays the abiding foundation of everything he thought thereafter. In this great speech, the end of his novitiate, he rings the changes on the white man's charter of ...
— Lincoln • Nathaniel Wright Stephenson

... the press. Yet, so far as one might observe, none paid the slightest heed to one's request for room and air until suddenly the crowd parted, with cheers, and through the opening my wards appeared led by the Misses Flora Canbee and Evelyn Maud Peacher, the latter of Peoria, Illinois. These two accepted my outstretched hands and, with their aid and the aid of the remaining six, I managed to attain the comparatively safe refuge of a near-by shop doorway, but in a sadly jostled state as to one's nerves and much ...
— Fibble, D. D. • Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

... The Nebraska Question in Illinois. Douglas's Chicago Speech. Lincoln Reappears in Politics. Political Speeches at the State Fair. A Debate between Lincoln and Douglas. Lincoln's Peoria Speech. An Anti-Nebraska Legislature Elected. Lincoln's Candidacy for the Senate. Shields and Matteson. Trumbull Elected Senator. Lincoln's ...
— Abraham Lincoln: A History V1 • John G. Nicolay and John Hay



Words linked to "Peoria" :   Illinois, il, urban center, Prairie State, Land of Lincoln, metropolis, city



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