Definitions

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

  • Landon, Alfred Mossman Known as "Alf.” 1887-1987. American politician who served as governor of Kansas (1933-1937) and ran unsuccessfully for President on the 1936 Republican ticket.

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  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

Etymologies

Place names in England, Old English lang ("long") + dūn ("hill"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • _Letitia E.izabeth Landon_, 1802-1839: more gifted, and yet not as well trained as either of the preceding, Miss Landon (L.E. L.) has given vent to impassioned sentiment in poetry and prose.

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction

  • Chitown Kev says: @Landon Bryce: Hey, DeVal Patrick and David Paterson, Landon.

    Queerty

  • Good vote winner for the Tories in Landon at the next election if they chose to run with it - and now try arguing against it, when it is in place in Glasgow, one of the cheapest cities in Britain to live in, if not the cheapest

    Purcell - pay for your own Labour leadership bid

  • But "Gravity Defying Bosoms" with Blake Hutchins, Deb Taber, Kristin Landon and Mary Robinette Kowal, was more fun (and more relevant) than that panel had a right to be.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Author Kristin Landon penned a trilogy that demonstrates how character-driven elements can deepen the emotional resonance of the setting and ideas.

    Love Against All Odds: Kristin Landon's 'The Hidden Worlds'

  • For more information about Kristin Landon and her work, check out the following interviews at:

    Love Against All Odds: Kristin Landon's 'The Hidden Worlds'

  • Jim Troesh, the quadriplegic actor best known for playing the disabled attorney on TV's "Highway to Heaven" starring Michael Landon, is producing, directing and starring in his semi-autobiographical TV pilot called "The Hollywood Quad."

    "The Hollywood Quad" is ready for his close-up

  • "I think the guys need to figure out first that that's not good enough against that team," U.S. captain Landon Donovan said.

    USA, Guatemala play to scoreless draw

  • Browning perceived in Landon's work "the problem, not only with much of L. E.L.'s verse, but also with the whole tradition of female sensibility as it is revived in the early nineteenth century": the gendered dichotomy of masculine thought and feminine feeling is false (63).

    Commentary on "Verses" by L.E.L.

  • Though Stephenson does not develop the point as we would prefer to do, her remark that "Landon is able to see the ridiculous side of the whole process" (148) is helpful in pointing to the kind of artistry in poetry like "Verses" that is not superficially evident but which does distinguish such writing aesthetically.

    Commentary on "Verses" by L.E.L.

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