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1. (Biography) David. 1705–57, English philosopher and physician. In Observations of Man (1749) he introduced the theory of psychological associationism
2. (Biography) L(eslie) P(oles). 1895–1972, British novelist. His novels include the trilogy The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944), The Sixth Heaven (1946), and Eustace and Hilda (1947) as well as The Go-Between (1953)