from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Priestley, J(ohn) B(oynton) 1894-1984. British writer of more than 100 novels, most notably The Good Companions (1929), numerous dramas, and critical works on literature and social issues.
- Priestley, Joseph 1733-1804. British chemist noted for work on the isolation of gases and his discovery of oxygen (1774).
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. English chemist who isolated many gases and discovered oxygen (independently of Scheele) (1733-1804)
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I JOSEPH PRIESTLEY  (An Address delivered on the occasion of the presentation of a statue of Priestley to the town of Birmingham)
The candidates had the book with them in the exam-room, and the name Priestley is in large letters on the front of the book.
You probably wouldn't call Priestley "mad" in the psychological sense of the word.
I have always felt that there was too much emphasis on the importance of the Puritan legacy and that the non-Puritans, such as Priestley, were rather neglected in most UU history books.
Few of the leaders of science were in such a position: many of them, such as Priestley, Davy, Faraday, John
Few of the leaders of science were in such a position: many of them, such as Priestley, Davy, Faraday, John Hunter, and Linnaeus were of humble parentage, and received the poorest education: most of them, like Huxley himself, have come from parents who were able to do little more for their children than set them out into life along the ordinary educational avenues.
"Priestley, which is universally produced in stagnant water,
Watson and Paley and Parr; Unitarians such as Priestley and Gilbert
Jason Priestley and Jennifer Finnigan play grifters, and Arrested Development's Tony Hale is among their victims, on the winter finale of USA Network's Psych 10/9c.
JB Priestley penned this broad comedy alongside his more intriguing time-based plays and the likes of An Inspector Calls, though this too has some observations about class and hypocrisy.