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

  • Belloc, Hilaire 1870-1953. French-born British writer. Considered a master of light English prose, he was also known widely for his droll verse, especially The Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896).

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  • n. English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)


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  • The problem with trying to revive distributism as proposed by Chesterton and Belloc is just this, that it would require quite a dominating and bureaucratic state to redistribute property at the low level they envisaged.

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  • Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse, and Was Eaten By a Lion by Hilaire Belloc is a delightfully deadpan parody of a cautionary tale, amusingly illustrated (with flaps and such) by the clever Mini Gray.

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  • The first such distortion we will examine seeks to label Belloc as merely a speculative social ethicist, whose ideas have no substantial significance in the “real world” of economics.

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  • Belloc's anti-semitism is even more of a problem - but one might understand it better if one realises there's a strong possibility that "Belloc" is a Francification of "Bloch".

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  • “People are willing to listen to al­ternatives such as Belloc and Chesterton proposed due to the fi­nancial crisis we are in,” said Ale­man.

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  • For those of you in the UN who don’t like it allow me to paraphrase Belloc, “Whatever happens we have got the US Marines and you have not”.

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  • At this time the industry was in a state of flux and readership was split amongst such disparate tastes as readers of popular novelists Marie Corelli, Elinor Glyn and Ouida, adventure novelists H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling, and the Ruritanian genre, and readers of a more serious vein of fiction – G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, or the Webbs – though Dickens, Eliot and Thackeray remained perinneal favorites.

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  • "Lift up your hearts in Gumber," declared the writer Hilaire Belloc.

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  • To tweak a Hilaire Belloc quote, “just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable,” so it is with fiction.

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  • These were studies of G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc, men Bill knew I admired.



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