Horatio Alger

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Ho•ra′tio Al′ger

(həˈreɪ ʃiˌoʊ, hɔ-, hoʊ-)
adj.
of or characteristic of the poor heroes in the novels of Horatio Alger, who achieve success and wealth through honesty and hard work.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.Horatio Alger - United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boysHoratio Alger - United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899)