American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An Englishman who travels to the imaginary lands of Lilliput, Brobdingnag, and Laputa and the country of the Houyhnhnms in Jonathan Swift's satire Gulliver's Travels (1726).
- n. a fictional Englishman who travels to the imaginary land of Lilliput in a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift
“I still don't even get what they mean," wrote one commenter under the name Gulliver.”
“You mention Rabelais, but perhaps Gulliver is sitting in the background here as well, a giant at times and a traveller to strange lands not unlike out own, when you scrape away the surface.”
“One is reminded of the Lilliputians in Gulliver's Travels, when the Big-Endians fought the Little-Endians to decide which end of the egg one should break open first.”
“According to Variety, Black is set to star in "Gulliver's Travels," a contemporary take on the classic Jonathan Swift story.”
“Lemuel Gulliver is one of the very few fictitious characters who are known and instantly recognized the world over, putting him in a class with Sherlock Holmes, Don Quixote, and a few names from Shakespeare.”
“Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), the great Irish writer and satirist, makes a curious reference to Mars's satellites in Gulliver's Travels.”
“But things change when Gulliver is convicted of treason over a fire in the royal palace.”
“This ties in with Lewis's observation that Gulliver is a commonplace little man and Alice a commonplace little girl ....”
“However, these inconsistencies are forced upon Swift by the fact that Gulliver is there chiefly to provide a contrast.”
“Whenever Gulliver is not acting as a stooge there is a sort of continuity in his character, which comes out especially in his resourcefulness and his observation of physical detail.”
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