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  • n  a member of the Caucasoid race
  • n  the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
  • n  United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
  • n  Australian writer (1912-1990)
  • n  United States political journalist (1915-1986)
  • n  United States architect (1853-1906)
  • n  United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
  • n  United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
  • n  a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows southeastward through northern Arkansas and southern Missouri
  • n  the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
    she separated the whites from the yolks of several eggs
  • n  (board games) the lighter pieces
  • n  (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
  • v  turn white
    This detergent will whiten your laundry
  • a  being of the achromatic color of maximum lightness; having little or no hue owing to reflection of almost all incident light
    as white as fresh snow
    a bride's white dress
  • a  of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration
    voting patterns within the white population
  • s  free from moral blemish or impurity; unsullied
    in shining white armor
  • s  marked by the presence of snow
    a white Christmas
    the white hills of a northern winter
  • s  restricted to whites only
    under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains
    a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization
  • s  glowing white with heat
    white flames
    a white-hot center of the fire
  • s  benevolent; without malicious intent
    that's white of you
  • s  (of a surface) not written or printed on
    wide white margins
  • s  (of coffee) having cream or milk added
  • s  (of hair) having lost its color
    the white hairs of old age
  • s  anemic looking from illness or emotion
    lips white with terror
    a face white with rage
  • s  of summer nights in northern latitudes where the sun barely sets
    white nights

  • After nearly 20 years of court-ordered integrated education, most Americans are aware of the problems of black students brought into a predominantly white school.
  • Come on, my fellow white folks, we have something to confess.
  • The discovery of a white animal belong- ing to a species whose members are usually dark in color, calls forth a religious ceremony in savage countries, a news story in civilized .
News & Articles

  • White House says concerned about events in Turkey
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday it was concerned by attempts in Turkey to punish individuals for expressing free speech and called for dialogue to resolve differences between the government and protesters. "We continue to follow events in Turkey with concern, and our interest remains supporting freedom of expression and assembly, including the right to peaceful protest ...
    June 11, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • White House threatens veto of defense policy bill
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is threatening a veto of the House version of the defense policy bill over limits it places on President Barack Obama's authority to handle terror suspects at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    June 11, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • White House Postpones Congressional Picnic
    Ah, the annual congressional picnic at the White House. A chance for lawmakers and the president to put partisan bickering aside for a night of barbecue, family fun and carefree hobnobbing. Not so fast. The White House has postponed this year’s rite of summer. “The...
    June 11, 2013 - ABC News via Yahoo! News

  • Joe Barton in Wall Street Journal (blog)
    I apologize for using the term 'shakedown' with regard to yesterday's actions at the White House in my opening statement this morning, and I retract my apology to BP,Mr. Barton's statement said. "As I told my colleagues yesterday and said...
  • Barack Obama in BBC News
    Speaking at the service at the state capitol in Charleston, Mr Obama said: "I'll remember him as he was when I came to know him, his white hair flowing like a mane, his gait steady with a cane, determined to make the most of every last breath. The...

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