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Stuyvesant   /stˈaɪvəsənt/   Listen

The last Dutch colonial administrator of New Netherland; in 1664 he was forced to surrender the colony to England (1592-1672).  Synonyms: Peter Stuyvesant, Petrus Stuyvesant.

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"Stuyvesant" Quotes from Famous Books

... basked in the sunsets of the Hudson River School on the walls of the National Academy of Design, an inconspicuous shop with a single show-window was intimately and favourably known to the feminine population of the quarter bordering on Stuyvesant Square. ...
— Bunner Sisters • Edith Wharton

... Wallace arrived at Franconia, he and Phonny formed a plan to go and take a ride on horseback. They invited Stuyvesant to go with them, but Stuyvesant said that Beechnut was going to plow that day, and had promised to teach him to drive oxen. He said that he should like better to learn to drive oxen than to take a ride ...
— Stuyvesant - A Franconia Story • Jacob Abbott

... in Smith's sympathies was held by the Knickerbockers—those sturdy old citizens who seemed all of them somehow to have taken something of the mold of their redoubtable leader and the greatest of them all, Peter Stuyvesant. Smith was familiar with them all, from Peter down. And old Minuit, the Indian, selling his island for a song, was so much a matter of reality to Smith that Helen came to believe in him also as a ...
— White Ashes • Sidney R. Kennedy and Alden C. Noble

... chapters were written in a fine, old fashioned apartment house which had once been a family house, and in an uppermost room of which I could look from my work across the trees of the little park in Stuyvesant Square to the towers of St. George's Church. Then later in the spring of 1889 the unfinished novel was carried to a country house on the Belmont border of Cambridge. There I must have written very rapidly to have pressed it to conclusion before the summer ended. It came, indeed, so ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

... indeed as quiet and sheltered a nook as the heart of man could require, in which to take refuge from the cares and troubles of the world; and as such, it had been chosen in old times, by Wolfert Acker, one of the privy councillors of the renowned Peter Stuyvesant. ...
— Wolfert's Roost and Miscellanies • Washington Irving

... said the landlord, "and well may they be. They've had luck of late. They say a great pot of money has been dug up in the fields just behind Stuyvesant's orchard. Folks think it must have been buried there in old times by Peter Stuyvesant, ...
— Stories by Modern American Authors • Julian Hawthorne

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