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

  • Brooks, Gwendolyn Elizabeth 1917-2000. American poet known for her verse detailing the dreams and struggles of African Americans. An early volume of poems, Annie Allen (1949), was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Brooks, Van Wyck 1886-1963. American literary historian, critic, and translator who wrote many books on the literary history of America, including The Flowering of New England (1936), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize.

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  • proper n. A topographic surname, variant of Brook.

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  • n. United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)


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  • For whatever reason, the name Brooks Reed is often synonymous with Clay Matthews. Chronicle

  • Cassandra Brooks is a graduate student in Marine Science at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) in California who has studied Antarctic marine resources for the last four years both at MLML and with the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program (AMLR).

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  • Barbara Brooks is a memoir writer, biographer, and lecturer in life writing.

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  • And that second part of Mel Brooks is this: he started strong and lost his way.


  • The film comes with a commentary by Mel Brooks from the DVD, along with all the other supplements.


  • Chairman and Chief Executive Doug Brooks is now focused on boosting profit margins that have lagged the industry.

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  • David Brooks is disappointed that Barack Obama isn't a moderate.

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  • Mr. Obama ran as a liberal, he won as a liberal, and he's even made attempts to compromise with his opponents -- as liberals often do, much to their credit (or shame, since they usually end up getting screwed) -- so it makes you wonder why Mr. Brooks is so shocked, shocked, to find out that he's governing as a liberal and proposing ideas that are -- wait for it -- liberal.

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  • Survivors include a brother, Alvin Brooks of Hyattsville; and a sister, Barbara Wilmore of Pittsburgh.

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  • Stan Brooks is an Emmy-winning television producer and Professor at The American Film Institute with three sons; who started a charitable foundation in 1995 to bring Little League baseball back to under-served communities and parks in South Central Los Angeles.

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