Watergate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Watergate a political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice; led to the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Surprisingly, there was a time that the Vatican owned shares of the Watergate complex in Washington DC, the Pan American building in Paris, and the Hilton hotel in Rome.
    • n Watergate A gateway through which water passes, or a gate by which it may be ex cluded or confined; a flood-gate.
    • n Watergate A gate by which access is gained to a river, fountain, well, or other body or supply of water.
    • n Watergate A water-plug or valve.
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Quotations

  • Billy Graham
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    “Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him.”
  • Nelson Rockefeller
    Nelson Rockefeller
    “Maybe this [Watergate] is like the Old Testament. It was visited upon us and maybe were going to benefit from it.”

Usage

In literature:

They would acquire and hone new abilities, such as marksmanship, karate, wiretapping, or Watergate burglary.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Arriving at the house, they entered it near the Watergate by a back door that led into the stableyard.
"Lysbeth" by H. Rider Haggard
Well, you will find her house in the street that runs along by the city wall, near the Watergate.
"By Pike and Dyke" by G. A. Henty
The watergate was open, and a wild rush of men, women, and children took place down to the boats.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
The watergate is the only part of his structure still existing.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
Beyond the northern end of Watergate Bay we come to Mawgan Porth, and a mile beyond this are the famous Bedruthan Steps.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
This was found in Watergate street about a century ago, together with a tessellated pavement.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
We were on an island and owned a watergate if we wanted to take a boat.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
As they reached the Watergate, the first rays of morning shone upon Arthur's Seat and the Calton Hill.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Dividing Watergate and Newquay Bays is Trevalgue Head, an island connected with the mainland by a footbridge.
"Cornwall" by G. E. Mitton
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In news:

Post-Watergate campaign finance limits undercut by changes.
University of Texas Purchases Reporters' Notes on Watergate.
The Washington Post published a huge hint about its Watergate source on the break-in's first anniversary.
The National Archives is publishing for the first time more than 850 pages of once-secret documents from the Watergate political scandal, including privileged legal conversations and prison evaluations of some Watergate burglars.
US government releases once-secret Watergate files.
President Richard Nixon on national TV, accepts responsibility, but not blame for Watergate.
In 1972, when the Watergate scandal broke and the.
'Fast and Furious' probe: Obama's Watergate, or a waste of time .
Republicans say it could be as serious as the Watergate break-in 40 years ago that brought down Richard Nixon.
At Post Watergate forum, scandal's players tell their stories.
Watergate And Public Cynicism.
Watergate 's Political Survivors.
Watergate Aniversary 3 part (18:09 min VXtreme).
Watergate Reporting, the Second Draft.
Robert Redford to Produce a Documentary About Watergate .
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