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Terence US English

(Circa 190–159 bc), Roman comic playwright; Latin name Publius Terentius Afer. His six surviving comedies are based on the Greek New Comedy; they are marked by more realism and a greater consistency of plot than are the works of Plautus

Rattigan, Sir Terence US English

(1911–77), English dramatist; full name Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan. Notable plays: The Winslow Boy (1946) and The Browning Version (1948)

Powderly, Terence Vincent US English

(1849–1924), US labor leader. Although he was the mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1878–84, he also headed the Knights of Labor 1879–93 and was largely responsible for the first Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 and the Contract Labor Act 1885

Terence Alan Milligan in Milligan, Spike US English

(1918–2002), Irish comedian and writer, born in India; born Terence Alan Milligan. He came to prominence in the cult radio programme The Goon Show (1951-9)

Terence Hanbury White in White, T. H. US English

(1906–64), British novelist, born in India; full name Terence Hanbury White. He is best known for the tetralogy The Once and Future King, his reworking of the Arthurian legend, which began with The Sword in the Stone (1938)

Sir Ian Terence Botham in Botham, Sir Ian US English

(B.1955), English all-round cricketer; full name Sir Ian Terence Botham. In 1978 he became the first player to score 100 runs and take eight wickets in a single Test match; in 1982 he also achieved the record of 3,000 runs and 250 wickets in Test matches overall

Sir David Terence Puttnam in Puttnam, Sir David US English

(1941-), English movie director; full name Sir David Terence Puttnam. Notable movies: Chariots of Fire (1981), The Killing Fields (1984), and The Mission (1986)

Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan in Rattigan, Sir Terence US English

(1911–77), English dramatist; full name Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan. Notable plays: The Winslow Boy (1946) and The Browning Version (1948)