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

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  • proper n. Any of several placenames in England from words meaning lake and settlement
  • proper n. Merton College, Oxford.
  • proper n. An English habitational surname from the placenames.

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

  • n. United States religious and writer (1915-1968)
  • n. United States sociologist (1910-2003)

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