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El·i·ot

 (ĕl′ē-ət), Charles William 1834-1926.
American educator and editor who was president of Harvard University (1869-1909) and edited the Harvard Classics (1909-1910), a 50-volume selection of world literature.

El·i·ot

 (ĕl′ē-ət), George Pen name of Mary Ann Evans. 1819-1880.
British writer whose novels, all in the 19th-century realist tradition, include Adam Bede (1859), Silas Marner (1861), and her masterpiece, Middlemarch (1872).

Eliot

, John 1604-1690.
English missionary in America who converted many Native Americans to Christianity and contributed to The Bay Psalm Book (1640), the first book printed in New England. His translation of the Bible into the Massachusett language (1663) was the first Bible published in the Americas.

Eliot

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n
1. (Biography) George, real name Mary Ann Evans. 1819–80, English novelist, noted for her analysis of provincial Victorian society. Her best-known novels include Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), and Middlemarch (1872)
2. (Biography) Sir John. 1592–1632, English statesman, a leader of parliamentary opposition to Charles I
3. (Biography) T(homas) S(tearns). 1888–1965, British poet, dramatist, and critic, born in the US His poetry includes Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), The Waste Land (1922), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1943). Among his verse plays are Murder in the Cathedral (1935), The Family Reunion (1939), The Cocktail Party (1950), and The Confidential Clerk (1954): Nobel prize for literature 1948

El•i•ot

(ˈɛl i ət, ˈɛl yət)

n.
1. Charles William, 1834–1926, U.S. educator: president of Harvard University 1869–1909.
2. George (Mary Ann Evans), 1819–80, English novelist.
3. John ( “the Apostle of the Indians” ), 1604–90, American colonial missionary.
4. T(homas) S(tearns) (stûrnz), 1888–1965, British poet and critic, born in the U.S.: Nobel prize 1948.
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Noun1.Eliot - British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literatureEliot - British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
2.Eliot - British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)Eliot - British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)
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Dimmesdale had been summoned to make a prayer, she learnt that he had gone, the day before, to visit the Apostle Eliot, among his Indian converts.
Barton closely resembles ex-President Eliot, of Harvard.
Now, Eliot was full of love for them; and therefore so full of faith and hope that he spent the labor of a lifetime in their behalf.
We were placed in line immediately behind the President and the Board of Overseers, and directly afterward the Governor of Massachusetts, escorted by the Lancers, arrived and took his place in the line of march by the side of President Eliot.
When my name was called, I rose, and President Eliot, in beautiful and strong English, conferred upon me the degree of Master of Arts.
Among the speakers after dinner were President Eliot, Governor Roger Wolcott, General Miles, Dr.
George Eliot did the very same thing; and Lewes was a little frog-faced man, with the manner of a dancing master.
The life and character I have found portrayed there have appealed always to the consciousness of right and wrong implanted in me; and from no one has this appeal been stronger than from George Eliot.
He was always dealing with the problem of evil, too, and I found a more potent charm in his more artistic handling of it than I found in George Eliot.
This indispensable intellectual process, which will be relished by admirers of George Eliot, is relieved constantly by the sense of a charming landscape background, for the most part English.
John Eliot, the Indian Apostle, drank water, and said of wine,--"It is a noble, generous liquor and we should be humbly thankful for it, but, as I remember, water was made before it.
Eliot could not immediately be reached Tuesday for comment.