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Hale, Nathan

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHale, NathanNathan HaleHale, Na‧than /ˈneɪθən/ 🔊 🔊 (1755–76) a US soldier who was caught by the British and hanged for being a spy (=someone whose job is to find out secret information about an enemy) during the american revolutionary war. He is known for saying, before he was hanged, ‘I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country’.
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