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Newman

1. Barnet. 1905--70, US painter, a founder of Abstract Expressionism: his paintings include the series Stations of the Cross (1965--66)
2. John Henry. 1801--90, British theologian and writer. Originally an Anglican minister, he was a prominent figure in the Oxford Movement. He became a Roman Catholic (1845) and a priest (1847) and was made a cardinal (1879). His writings include the spiritual autobiography, Apologia pro vita sua (1864), a treatise on the nature of belief, The Grammar of Assent (1870), and hymns
3. Paul. born 1925, US film actor and director, who appeared in such films as Hud (1963), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), The Verdict (1982), The Colour of Money (1986), Nobody's Fool (1994), and Road to Perdition (2002)
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Newman Noggs, bowing to the young lady more like a gentleman than the miserable wretch he seemed, placed his hand upon his breast, and, pausing for a moment, with the air of a man who struggles to speak but is uncertain what to say, quitted the room.
As the jarring echoes of the heavy house-door, closing on its latch, reverberated dismally through the building, Kate felt half tempted to call him back, and beg him to remain a little while; but she was ashamed to own her fears, and Newman Noggs was on his road homewards.
"I shall remember everything you have told me," said Newman. "There are so many forms and ceremonies over here--"
"Ah, but I want to observe them," said Newman. "Haven't I as good a right as another?
"Oh, I am sure I shall never fumble over it!" said Newman.
Tristram suddenly observed to Christopher Newman that it was high time he should take a wife.
"Heaven forbid!" cried Newman. "I am sternly resolved on it."
"Well," said Newman, slowly, "I want to marry very well."
"Since you ask me," said Newman, "I will say frankly that I want extremely to marry.
"Present me to a woman who comes up to my notions," said Newman, "and I will marry her tomorrow."
"I have known mine for a long time," Newman went on.
"Well, it is certain," said Newman, "that if people notice my wife and admire her, I shall be mightily tickled."