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

  • Mumford, Lewis 1895-1990. American social critic and writer whose works, such as The Culture of Cities (1938) and The Conduct of Life (1951), decry dehumanizing technology and call for a return to humanitarian and moral values.

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  • Mr. �MARCUS MUMFORD (Mumford and Sons): No, we were just reclaiming what's already ours.

    Mumford And Sons: Foot-Stomping British Folk

  • Stage 2 was won by Reed Mumford from a break of twenty or so.

    J-Pow’s Journal: With the glory comes the pain

  • She ascertained that an old gentleman called Mumford had been ejected from his farm and had been given a little cottage rent-free, where he lived on ten shillings a week from a farmers 'benevolent society, supplemented by seven that was being allowed him by the Ashburnham trustees.

    The Good Soldier

  • And there was a farmer called Mumford who had only paid half his rent for the last three years.

    The Good Soldier

  • The festival gives music fans a taster of relatively unknown bands: you may not yet have heard of Lulu and the Lampshades, or the History of Apple Pie, but a few years ago a little-known band called Mumford & Sons played a set to around 70 people and this year played the Grammys with Bob Dylan.

    The Guardian World News

  • "I grew up in a no-stoplight town called Mumford, Texas, population 150," Randle said.

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  • The wide church of traditional music is currently enjoying one of its periodic pop revivals, with bands such as Mumford and Sons and singer-songwriters such as Laura Marling drawing particularly successfully on English song.

    The Unthanks

  • We’d decided to hit a midsize department store called Mumford Brothers.

    Lifted

  • A shopping mall, for example, can serve as a model of a technological environment (a term Mumford didn’t use, but that I find useful) even if it isn’t literally underground.

    Boing Boing

  • Acts such as Mumford and Sons, Imelda May and Leftfield are headlining with the last tickets available to buy onsite.

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