American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Merton, Robert King 1910-2003. American sociologist who proposed that deviant behavior results when a society offers no acceptable means of achieving acceptable goals.
- Merton, Thomas 1915-1968. American Trappist monk and writer of works on contemporary spiritual and secular life, including The Seven Story Mountain (1948) and No Man Is an Island (1955).
- n. Any of several placenames in England from words meaning lake and settlement
- n. Merton College, Oxford.
- n. An English habitational surname from the placenames.
- n. United States religious and writer (1915-1968)
- n. United States sociologist (1910-2003)
“= Merton = (_Tommy_), one of the chief characters in _Sanford and Merton_, a tale for boys, by Thomas Day (1783-9).”
“Paul Merton is teaming up with his comedy radio show Just A Minute colleague Nicholas Parsons in a new documentary for BBC4.”
“Unlike Linington, Richard Lockridge created an almost timeless character in Merton Heimrich, a New York State police detective whose stories could have taken place any time in last half of the twentieth century.”
“GRAVES in Merton could be available to people living outside the borough if council plans go ahead.”
“Ben Folds -- who many wrongly assumed was playing "Merton" -- dispelled these rumors by impersonating the Youtube-star in a concert in North Carolina.”
“As part of his visit he will be the celebrant at Vespers according to the 1961 Breviarium Romanum in Merton College’s medieval chapel on Thursday, 5th March, at 6. 00pm.”
“That is very strange; it is their name and mine," said the little girl; "I am called Merton, Helena Merton.”
“- The man only known as Merton quickly shot to the top of the YouTube charts in March thanks to his slightly profane but charming musical interactions with Chatroulette users.”
“Dutch author Henry Nouwen called Merton "the greatest spiritual writer of the twentieth century.”
“I think I will have to become a Christian', says Merton, meaning, if I read him correctly, 'I think I will have to understand that a proper theology of the death of Christ tells me I'm not serious: God is serious; my condition is serious; sin is serious; the Cross is serious.”
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