Definitions

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  • proper n. A surname.

Etymologies

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From a medieval diminutive of Henry.

Examples

  • There was a frankness in Harriot's manner which I mistook for artlessness or character: she spoke with such unbounded freedom on certain subjects, that I gave her credit for unbounded sincerity on all subjects: she had the talent of making the world believe that virtue to be invulnerable by nature which disdained the common outworks of art for its defence.

    Belinda

  • Her face is grow longer and thinner, and her features more marked, and the likeness which I remember to have always seen between her and Catherine Bigg is stronger than ever, and so striking is the voice and manner of speaking that I seem to be really hearing Catherine, and once or twice have been on the point of calling Harriot "Alethea."

    Jane Austen's Letters To Her Sister Cassandra and Others

  • Jesse Harriot, senior vice-president and chief knowledge officer at Monster Worldwide

    Monster Survey Suggests Hiring Pick-Up While ADP Stays Gloomy

  • Harriot stressed that the recovery would take time, eight million jobs were lost, this won't be solved in a year, and consumer spending is still weak.

    Monster Survey Suggests Hiring Pick-Up While ADP Stays Gloomy

  • However, papers at West Sussex Record Office show Harriot managed it months earlier.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • In 1609 and 1610, Thomas Harriot made a number of drawings of his telescopic observations of the Moon.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Thomas Harriot looked at the moon through a telescope just before Galileo Galilei.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • For Harriot Smitherman of Chilton County, Ala., kudzu has become a bit of an avocation.

    Kudzu-eating bugs: Good news or bad?

  • As we learn, Harriot was in fact a brilliant scientist—his mappings of the moon preceded Galileo's—but he never published his findings for fear of reprisals from the pious King James I. Mr.

    Trying to Keep Parallel Narratives on the Rails

  • In "The School of Night," Mr. Bayard's portrayal of Harriot is rich and rewarding.

    Trying to Keep Parallel Narratives on the Rails

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