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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Eliot, 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.
  • Eliot, 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 (1871-1872).
  • 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.
  • Eliot, T(homas) S(tearns) 1888-1965. American-born British critic and writer whose poems "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915) and The Waste Land (1922) established him as a major literary figure. He also wrote dramas, such as Murder in the Cathedral (1935), and works of criticism. He won the 1948 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • proper n. An English and Scottish surname, variant of Elliott.
  • proper n. A male given name, variant of Elliott.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)
  • n. 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)

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