from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- King, Billie Jean Moffitt Born 1943. American tennis player who won 20 titles at Wimbledon (6 singles, 10 women's doubles, and 4 mixed doubles) and 4 U.S. Open championships (1967, 1971, 1972, and 1974).
- King, Coretta Scott 1927-2006. American civil rights leader noted for her work on behalf of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Foundation after the assassination of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968).
- King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1929-1968. American cleric whose eloquence and commitment to nonviolent tactics formed the foundation of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Among the many peaceful demonstrations he led was the 1963 March on Washington, at which he delivered his "I have a dream” speech. He won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, four years before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
- King, Maxine Known as "Micki.” Born 1944. American diver who dominated women's diving in the 1960s. She was injured while competing in the 1968 Olympics but won one Olympic gold medal in 1972.
- King, Richard 1825-1885. American steamboat captain and rancher whose 600,000-acre ranch in Texas was the largest in the United States.
- King, Rufus 1755-1827. American politician and diplomat. A member of the Continental Congress (1784-1787) and the Constitutional Convention (1787), he served as ambassador to Great Britain (1796-1803 and 1825-1826).
- King, William Lyon Mackenzie 1874-1950. Canadian politician who three times served as prime minister (1921-1926, 1926-1930, and 1935-1948).
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- proper n. The title of a king
- proper n. An English and Scottish surname, originally a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household.
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It was attempted to prove, in the same way as a thousand other things have been proved, that a king of Egypt, called Menes by the Greeks, was the Chinese King Yu; and that Atoes was Ki, by the change of certain letters.
After some experiments, they won, in their tragi-comedies, _Philaster_ (1608) and _A King and No King_
I King Arthur as portrayed in the _Idylls of the King_.
_Grim, King of the Ghosts_ (1802) and _The Paint King_, a burlesque on _The Cloud King_, _The Fire King_, etc.
Troublesome Raigne of King John_ into _King John_ was made at the instigation of the Earl of Pembroke himself at the time of Perrot's arrest in 1591.
_Mark_ adds a fine touch to this picture, a warm touch with colour in it, -- this King of ours is _a serving King_.
_A King and no King_ has a very serious plot; and the loves of Arbaces and Panthea are most lofty, insolent, and passionate.
[Sidenote: King Horn.] _Horn_ (_King Horn_, _Horn-Child and Maiden Rimnilde_, &c.) is somewhat more courtly in its general outlines, and has less of the folk-tale about it; but it also has connections with Denmark, and it turns upon treachery, as indeed do nearly all the romances.
Maia's Tragedy_, _Philaster_, _A King and No King_ -- all written jointly -- and _Valentinian_ and _Thierry and Theodoret_, written by
The moral inferiority of Beaumont and Fletcher is well seen in such a play as _A King and No King_.