from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An honorary society, founded in 1776, of college students and graduates whose members are chosen on the basis of high academic standing.
- n. A member of this society.
Otherwise, why would he have given me his gold-framed glasses and his Phi Beta Kappa key and his gold tooth to take care of instead of calling the cops?
* Gladly I hear of the Carlylet ” so they say ” in the new Westminster. ” ” ” ” - * This was Emerson's famous Oration before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at Cambridge, August 31, 1837, on “The American Scholar.”
- BRONISLAW MALINOWSRI, Phi Beta Kappa Address, Harvard University FOOTFALL PLUS TWELVE WEEKS Roger Brooks drank the last of his coffee.
A magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University, Mr. Rothman is also a graduate of Columbia Law School, and a two-time James Kent Scholar.
Ken Uston was a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Yale.
"I drowned all your gold, even the Phi Beta Kappa key."
The Phi Beta Kappa key and the gold tooth, I flushed down the toilet.