Definitions

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  • n. A metaphor for any population or group of persons who have been domesticated or dumbed down.

Etymologies

From the fictional species in H.G. Wells' The Time Machine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Matthew record the exclamation, "My God, my God _ (Eloi, Eloi_), why hast thou forsaken me," which the bystander misconstrued as a call for Elijah, thinking this pseudo-Messiah was reproaching Elijah for failing to come to his help.

    The Life of Jesus of Nazareth

  • Two boaters ran into a gas pipeline in Eloi Bay in summer 2009, and one was seriously injured.

    Susan Buchanan: Louisiana Removes Defunct Oil Wells But Hazards Remain

  • So, when I teach The Time Machine next semester, I’m going to order copies in which "Eloi" is replaced by "SAG cardholder" and "Morlock" with "Filmdrunkard."

    HOLLYWOOD STILL A UTOPIAN MERITOCRACY

  • 22: 1: Mark, according to the present dialect (namely, the Chaldee), useth at least according to the pronunciation of the word Eloi, Judges 5: 5 in the

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Up on top of the ground the Eloi are a dopey sheep-like people who spend their days getting fattened up on the food the Morlocks put out for them, and watching Fox News.

    Can't we all get along?

  • Luke omits the call Eloi, and gives in place of the last expiring cry the prayer of trust, “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” (xxiii.

    The Life of Jesus of Nazareth

  • Bede: These however I suppose were Roman soldiers who did not understand the peculiarity of the Hebrew tongue, but, from His calling Eloi, thought that

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Mark

  • Like the book, the film follows the travails of a scientist Rod Taylor who, having invented a time machine, travels to a future where beings known as Eloi and Morlocks roam the Earth.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • But slowly a terrible truth begins to dawn: the main characters, tea-drinking liberals called the Eloi, are regularly attacked by a terrible mob known as the Morlocks.

    COSMOS magazine - The science of everything

  • The Eloi will be the natural evolution of our societies soon ... if not already.

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