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

  • Martineau, Harriet 1802-1876. British writer whose Illustrations of Political Economy (1832-1834) explained the theories of Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, and David Ricardo.

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  • Deerbrook by Harriet Martineau is next in the queue, that had better come along with me.

    52 entries from July 2006

  • That spell of Novel reading, and a dinner at Knight the Publisher's, to patch up a feud with Harriet Martineau, is all in the shape of amusement that I have taken since my return, - and not much more amusing than darning stockings. ...

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Harriet Martineau is here - has been here three days - and I have seen a great deal of her.

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Have you ever heard of a man called Martineau or some such name?

    Death of a Harbormaster

  • Probably he’s only a man of straw and the real owner’s a man called Martineau … Wonder if they’ll succeed in towing her off the sand-bank?”

    Death of a Harbormaster

  • Patrice Martineau, a French chef now in charge of Peter restaurant in the Peninsula Tokyo, put it this way: I'm living the dream of every French chef I know.

    Made Better in Japan

  • The presiding judge, Justice Luc Martineau, also noted that unless either counsel could indicate otherwise, there was no case law on anything resembling this fact scenario.

    2009 March : Law is Cool

  • The Applicants noted that if Justice Martineau was able to provide a decision by 2 p.m. tomorrow, Mr. Galloway could still potentially make his events.

    My Day with George Galloway : Law is Cool

  • -- F Chris Collinsworth and G Nick Martineau are expected back in the program next season after serving two-year church missions.

    Brigham Young - Team Notes

  • With pianist Malcolm Martineau, he gives a notably unnerving performance of what Schubert called his "cycle of terrifying songs," which is often all the more powerful for being so admirably reined-in.

    Schubert: Winterreise – review

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