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

  • Carlyle, Thomas 1795-1881. British historian and essayist whose works, such as The French Revolution (1837), are characterized by his trenchant social and political criticism and his complex literary style.

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  • proper n. A surname derived from Carlisle; the most famous to bear it was Thomas Carlyle.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. Any of a number of places in the US named for people with the surname.

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  • n. Scottish historian who wrote about the French Revolution (1795-1881)

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