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Foster, Hannah Webster

(Encyclopedia) Foster, Hannah Webster, 1759–1840, American novelist, b. Boston. She was one of the earliest American novelists and her epistolary novel, The Coquette (1797), was one of the first of…

Hannah

(Encyclopedia) Hannah, in the Bible, Samuel's mother. Her song is recalled in the Magnificat. The names Anna and Ann are variants of Hannah.

Webster

(Encyclopedia) Webster, town (1990 pop. 16,196), Worcester co., S Mass., near the Conn. line; settled c.1713, set off from Dudley and Oxford and inc. 1832. The chief manufactures are clothing, lenses…

Webster Groves

(Encyclopedia) Webster Groves, city (1990 pop. 22,987), St. Louis co., E Mo., a residential suburb of St. Louis; inc. 1896. There is diverse light manufacturing, including optical instruments.…

foster care

(Encyclopedia) foster care, generally, care of children on a full-time, temporary basis by persons other than their own parents. Also known as boarding-home care, foster care is intended to offer a…

Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana is the title character of a popular TV show which debuted on the Disney Channel in March of 2006. Hannah is a famous pop music star who secretly leads a "normal" life as a mildly nerdy…

Daryl Hannah

Daryl Hannah's career took off when she appeared as the painted android Pris in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982, with Harrison Ford). A tall blonde, powerful but with a soft touch, Hannah then…

Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis is the curvy, plush-lipped Victoria's Secret model who appeared as a helpful genie in a series of ads for Direct TV in 2013. She married baseball hero Derek Jeter in 2016. Hannah Davis…

Hannah Gadsby

After ten years of a successful run on Australia's festival circuit, comedian Hannah Gadsby "quit" comedy with Nanette, a 2018 tour and comedy special that made her an international star. A student…

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt was a German-Jewish writer and teacher whose 1951 book, The Origins of Totalitarianism, made her internationally famous. It was the first popular critical analysis of political…