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seward's folly


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Noun seward's folly has 1 sense
  1. Seward's Folly - the transaction in 1867 in which the United States secretary of state William Henry Seward purchased Alaska from Russia
    --1 is a kind of
    transaction, dealing, dealings

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Seward's Folly:

Part of speech: Noun

Sense: Referring to the purchase of Alaska by the United States from Russia in 1867.

Sample Sentence 1: Seward's Folly, also known as the Alaska Purchase, was initially criticized as a wasteful decision, but it later proved to be a valuable acquisition for the United States.

Sample Sentence 2: Many people considered Seward's Folly a foolish move at the time, but it eventually revealed untapped resources and strategic importance.

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