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  • n. A desirable man of loose morals, prone to having sex with many women.


After the title character in The History of Tom Jones, written by Henry Fielding and published in 1749; now perhaps also influenced by the Welsh singer of the same name and similar reputation. (Wiktionary)


  • He ` s turned his craft into a one-man empire, writing more than 900 sounds, including "The Tonight Show" theme, a top-charting track for Tom Jones, and the English words to "Comme d ` Habitude," a song both Elvis and Frank Sinatra covered.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2005

  • One would-be instructor in the art of reading says we ought all to study 'Tom Jones' -- now I don't see the necessity of THAT!


  • KING: How did Thomas Woodward pick the name Tom Jones?

    CNN Transcript Nov 7, 2003

  • His mobile phone account is through Sprint, and it’s registered under the name of Tom Jones.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #1

  • I've been listening to the Ballad of Tom Jones, which is absolutely hilarious.

    lazarus Diary Entry

  • Fielding, no doubt, did more than this in Tom Jones, which is one of the greatest novels in the English language, for there he has shown how a noble and sanguine nature may fall away under temptation and be again strengthened and made to stand upright.

    Autobiography of Anthony Trollope

  • The highest point is reached in Tom Jones, which is the earliest definite and authoritative manifestation of the modern novel.


  • In 1765, one J.H. Steffens made a comedy of it for the German boards; and in 1785, a M. Desforges based upon it another, called Tom Jones a Londres, which was acted at the Theatre Francais.


  • Opinion of Several judicious Friends against the truly coarse-titled Tom Jones; and so have been discouraged from reading it. —


  • Pamela by Joseph Andrews was now complicated by a twittering jealousy of the “spurious brat,” as he obligingly called Tom Jones, whose success had been so


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