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John Paul Jones   /dʒɑn pɔl dʒoʊnz/   Listen
John Paul Jones

American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792).  Synonym: Jones.

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"John Paul Jones" Quotes from Famous Books

... old chap, I didn't mention John Paul Jones. David Jones is the name of your destroyer out in ...
— The U-boat hunters • James B. Connolly

... To John Paul Jones Franklin stood in the relation of a navy department. The daring exploits of that gallant mariner form a chapter too fascinating to be passed by without reluctance, but limitations of space are inexorable. His success and his immunity in his ...
— Benjamin Franklin • John Torrey Morse, Jr.

... its navy, is justly matched by that of every American in his own. [Applause.] Its record, from the days of John Paul Jones to those of Dewey and Sampson [applause and cheers], is unsurpassed in the history of the world. During these hundred glorious years, its whole personnel, from Admiral to blue-jacket, has left upon the pages of history a shining story, ...
— Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O • Various

... prophesied Frank confidently, as he nursed his wounded hand. "Like John Paul Jones, we've just begun ...
— Army Boys in the French Trenches • Homer Randall

Words linked to "John Paul Jones" :   Jones, naval commander

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