Eliot


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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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Eliot

(ˈɛlɪət)
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
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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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That single man was John Eliot. All the rest of the early settlers seemed to think that the Indians were an inferior race of beings, whom the Creator had merely allowed to keep possession of this beautiful country till the white men should be in want of it."
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."
Talking of poor Tom and Maggie Tulliver brings to my mind a saying of George Eliot's in connection with this subject of melancholy.
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. Her influence continued through many years, and I can question it now only in the undue burden she seems to throw upon the individual, and her failure to account largely enough for motive from the social environment.
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. Of course, I then preferred the region of pure romance where he liked to place his action; but I did not find his instances the less veritable because they shone out in
At nine o'clock, on the morning of June 24, I met President Eliot, the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, and the other guests, at the designated place on the university grounds, for the purpose of being escorted to Sanders Theatre, where the Commencement exercises were to be held and degrees conferred.
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.
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.
Eliot's next remark, after watching the yellow whirl in which so few of the whirlers had either name or character for her, for a few minutes.
George Eliot did the very same thing; and Lewes was a little frog-faced man, with the manner of a dancing master.
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." Better still is the temperance of King David, who poured out on the ground unto the Lord the water which three of his warriors had brought him to drink, at the peril of their lives.
Barton closely resembles ex-President Eliot, of Harvard.