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 (hŭks′lē), Aldous Leonard 1894-1963.
British writer. His best-known work, Brave New World (1932), paints a grim picture of a scientifically organized utopia.


, Thomas Henry 1825-1895.
British biologist who became known as "Darwin's bulldog" for championing Darwin's theory of evolution. His works include Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature (1863).
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1. (Biography) Aldous (Leonard) (ˈɔːldəs). 1894–1963, British novelist and essayist, noted particularly for his novel Brave New World (1932), depicting a scientifically controlled civilization of human robots
2. (Biography) his half-brother, Sir Andrew Fielding, 1917–2012, English biologist: noted for his research into nerve cells and the mechanism by which nerve impulses are transmitted; Nobel prize for physiology or medicine shared with Alan Hodgkin and John Eccles 1963; president of the Royal Society (1980–85)
3. (Biography) brother of Aldous, Sir Julian (Sorrel). 1887–1975, English biologist; first director-general of UNESCO (1946–48). His works include Essays of a Biologist (1923) and Evolution: the Modern Synthesis (1942)
4. (Biography) their grandfather, Thomas Henry. 1825–95, English biologist, the leading British exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution; his works include Man's Place in Nature (1863) and Evolution and Ethics (1893)
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(ˈhʌks li)

1. Aldous (Leonard), 1894–1963, English novelist, essayist, and critic.
2. Sir Andrew Fielding, born 1917, English physiologist (half brother of Aldous and Sir Julian Sorell).
3. Sir Julian Sorell, 1887–1975, English biologist and writer (brother of Aldous).
4. Thomas Henry, 1825–95, English biologist and writer (grandfather of Aldous and Sir Julian Sorell).
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Noun1.Huxley - English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)
2.Huxley - English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963)
3.Huxley - English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)Huxley - English biologist and a leading exponent of Darwin's theory of evolution (1825-1895)
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I told him I had spent some years at the Royal College of Science, and had done some researches in biology under Huxley. He raised his eyebrows slightly at that.
"He said at another time something like this"; and she gave another, which might possibly have been paralleled in many a work of the pedigree ranging from the DICTIONNAIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE to Huxley's ESSAYS.
And, as in the case of flowers, I have as yet failed, after consultation with one of the highest authorities, namely, Professor Huxley, to discover a single case of an hermaphrodite animal with the organs of reproduction so perfectly enclosed within the body, that access from without and the occasional influence of a distinct individual can be shown to be physically impossible.
But his favourite reading was Huxley, Herbert Spencer, and Henry George; while Emerson and Thomas Hardy he read for relaxation.
Weetman was victorious in the Shropshire Ladies County Championship at Hawkstone Park after beating Imogen Huxley in an exciting play-off.
Huxley, the evolutionary scientist and one of Charles Darwin's earliest and strongest supporters.
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Fisher became involved in a friendly conversation with acquaintance Gavin Huxley.
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Nichola Huxley failed to meet the standards expected of a teacher and a case of unacceptable professional conduct had been proved, a fitness to practise hearing of the Education Workforce Council heard yesterday.