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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.
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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
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El•i•ot(ˈɛl i ət, ˈɛl yət)
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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|Noun||1.||Eliot - 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)|
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