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Em·er·son

 (ĕm′ər-sən), Ralph Waldo 1803-1882.
American writer, philosopher, and central figure of transcendentalism. His poems, orations, and especially his essays, such as Nature (1836), are regarded as landmarks in the development of American thought and literary expression.

Em′er·so′ni·an (-sō′nē-ən) adj.
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Emerson

(ˈɛməsən)
n
(Biography) Ralph Waldo. (rælf ˈwɔːldəʊ). 1803–82, US poet, essayist, and transcendentalist
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Em•er•son

(ˈɛm ər sən)

n.
Ralph Waldo, 1803–82, U.S. essayist and poet.
Em`er•so′ni•an (-ˈsoʊ ni ən) adj.
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Then Edna sat in the library after dinner and read Emerson until she grew sleepy.
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Most of her hearers knew little of Carlyle or Emerson, or they might have remembered that the one said, "We are all poets when we read a poem well," and the other, "'T is the good reader makes the good book."
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