Ripley

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Rip·ley

 (rĭp′lē), George 1802-1880.
American minister, scholar, and literary critic. An important figure in the New England Transcendentalist movement, he directed the utopian community at Brook Farm, near Boston (1841-1847), and was the literary critic of the New York Tribune (1849-1880).
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Ripley

(ˈrɪplɪ)
n
(Biography) George. 1802–80, US social reformer and transcendentalist: founder of the Brook Farm experiment in communal living in Massachusetts (1841)
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