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  1. Thomp·son, Francis
    IPA[ˈtämpsən]
    • 1. (1859–1907), English poet. His work, such as “The Hound of Heaven” (1893), contains powerful imagery to convey intense religious experience.

    • (born 1973), American swimmer; full name Jennifer Elisabeth Thompson. She holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals won by a female American athlete (eight).
    • (born 1959), English actress and writer. Her movies include Howard's End (1992), Much Ado about Nothing (1993), and Sense and Sensibility (1995), for which she also wrote the adapted screenplay.
    • (1768–1843), US Supreme Court associate justice 1823–43. Appointed to the Court by President Monroe, he was an advocate of states' rights.
    • (1876–1947), English writer; full name Flora Jane Thompson. She is remembered for her semi-autobiographical trilogy Lark Rise to Candleford (1945).
    • (1859–1907), English poet. His best-known work, such as ‘The Hound of Heaven’ (1893), uses powerful imagery to convey intense religious experience.
    • (born 1973), American swimmer; full name Jennifer Elisabeth Thompson. She holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals won by a female American athlete (eight).
    • (born 1958), English athlete, winner of a number of decathlon titles that included gold medals in the Olympic Games of 1980 and 1984.
    • (born 1959), English actress and screenwriter. Her films include Howard's End (1992), for which she won an Oscar for best actress, and Sense and Sensibility (1995), for which she also wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay.
    • (1845–94), Canadian Conservative statesman; prime minister 1892–94; full name John Sparrow David Thompson.
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