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

  • Pym, John 1584-1643. English Parliamentarian who moved for the impeachment of the advisers to Charles I. The king's effort to arrest Pym in the House of Commons (1642) precipitated the English Civil War.

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  • ARTHUR HASELRIG, DENZIL HOLLIS, JOHN PYM (they used to call him King Pym, he possessed such power and looked so big), JOHN HAMPDEN, and WILLIAM

    A Child's History of England

  • Of his own accord and without advice, he sent the Attorney-General to the House of Lords, to accuse of treason certain members of Parliament who as popular leaders were the most obnoxious to him; LORD KIMBOLTON, SIR ARTHUR HASELRIG, DENZIL HOLLIS, JOHN PYM (they used to call him King Pym, he possessed such power and looked so big), JOHN HAMPDEN, and WILLIAM STRODE.

    A child`s history of England

  • For all the seeming seriousness of her concerns, Barbara Pym is a writer without a message.

    Counting Blessings « Tales from the Reading Room

  • But Pym is one of those novelists whose voice is so particular and whose situations are so many variations on the same theme that I find I can read them again with the delight undiminished as if for the first time.

    Counting Blessings « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Your posts so often make me laugh because they talk about the familiar with such wit, and Pym is no different.

    Counting Blessings « Tales from the Reading Room

  • The way I see it, Pym is introduced in the Avengers movie and at the end decides that the Avengers might need some more help if they have to fight something like the Hulk again in the future, which then leads him to get started on the Ultron project.

    Did Jon Favreau Just Reveal The Avengers Line-Up? « FirstShowing.net

  • Hank Pym is kind of a big deal in the Ultimate Universe, and they've borrowed some scenes from the Ultimate books and put them in the movies already.

    Did Jon Favreau Just Reveal The Avengers Line-Up? « FirstShowing.net

  • Excellent Women by Barbara Pym is blurbed as being “Written with the wit and style of a twentieth-century Jane Austen.”

    April « 2004 « So Many Books

  • Having been annoyed with Siegel for so much black and white thinking, I can hardly indulge in it myself, so it’s only a tendency I’m noting here (Barbara Pym is very much an episodic UK literary writer, for instance), and definitely one that’s confined to more literary fiction.

    What’s The Fuss About Episodic Fiction? « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Peters, stoical, but always on the alert, called Pym aside, and explained to him that this change meant nothing less than the devastation of Hili-li -- that the temperature was steadily falling, the wind increasing, and that the storm was only beginning.

    A Strange Discovery

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