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  • proper noun biblical The father of one of King David's officials (1 Chronicles 27:29).
  • proper noun A male given name of biblical origin.


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From the Hebrew word עדלי (Adlai).


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  • The closest thing to a comparison is probably something like 1952: the economy was doing quite well that year, but the Korean War had become fairly unpopular, Democrats had been in power for a long time, and Republicans nominated an exceptional candidate in Eisenhower, leading Truman to decline a chance at another term and Adlai Stevenson to do poorly in his place.

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  • ( "Adlai," said John F. Kennedy of his outstanding U.N. ambassador during the Bay of Pigs crisis, "wanted a Munich.")

    A War Worth Fighting

  • Adlai Stevenson, announced Democratic presidential candidate, accused Dulles of playing “Russian roulette with the life of our nation.”

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Adlai Stevenson was not a “segregationist” as I pointed out before.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bruce Bartlett’s Attack on Libertarianism

  • That day, Adlai Stevenson, the former governor of Illinois and 1952 Democratic standard bearer, announced in Chicago that he would be a candidate for the presidency in 1956.3

    Eisenhower 1956

  • The evening of Saturday, April 21, the president and Adlai Stevenson delivered separate speeches at the meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors at the Statler Hotel in Washington.41 Stevenson described the past three years as a period of retrogression in foreign affairs and grabbed headlines the next day by proposing a moratorium on nuclear tests and channeling foreign aid through the United Nations.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Last weekend brought a delectable profile of Adlai Stevenson, who ran against Eisenhower twice and whose wit and eloquence is enshrined in the memory of a generation of Americans.

    A Nazi Story That Still Surprises

  • Adlai Stevenson was not an explicit segregationist.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bruce Bartlett’s Attack on Libertarianism

  • The governor's son, Adlai Stevenson III, a retired senator, recalled watching a sales clerk stare at his credit card for a longish while, till he finally asked her if there was something familiar about the name.

    A Nazi Story That Still Surprises

  • Pearson reported that Adlai Stevenson might call for an examination of the president by a bipartisan group of doctors.

    Eisenhower 1956


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