[ US /ˈdəɡɫəs/ ]
  1. United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)
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How To Use Douglas In A Sentence

  • No, just stylish, insists G.O.D. founder and chief executive Douglas Young.
  • The stairs are made from Douglas fir and all the internal floors are pitched pine.
  • Rachel gently but persistently imposed her will upon Douglas.
  • They ridiculed leaked U.S. plans to install a proconsul in the Douglas MacArthur mold, strutting around with a cob pipe and dictating orders to a humiliated people.
  • So, in an effort to unite the party, Stephen Douglas offered to withdraw. James Buchanan got his votes and the nomination.
  • So far, only a couple of the trees (literally two) have been found to be successful in fending off beetle attacks, using chemical and physical responses similar to those in lower-elevation tree species, such as lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. Louisa Willcox: Whitebark Pine: Functionally Gone in Much of the Greater Yellowstone
  • This week actor Alan Rachins, better known as the balding popinjay Douglas Brackman of "L.A. Law," shucks his pinstripes for something more daring. He Left His Briefs Behind
  • Today, by comparison, they are increasingly a blend of native broadleaf species, such as larch, oak, willow and ash, with neat rows of Douglas firs and Sitka spruces. The Guardian World News
  • This is the age of post-postmodernism -- an age of both inoperative language and linguistic reflexivity, of "meaning" as both immaterial material and material immateriality -- and Douglas Kearney pushes hard against all of this by rendering language as active, operative, and indeed a locus for Spectacle. Seth Abramson: November 2011 Contemporary Poetry Reviews
  • There were 2632 days between the Accies last game in May 1994 at the old Douglas Park in Hamilton and yesterday's hanseling of the club's new Ballast Stadium with a match against a Sunderland XI.
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