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Carlyle

[kahr-lahyl]
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noun
  1. Thomas,1795–1881, Scottish essayist and historian.
  2. a male given name.
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Historical Examples

  • Your novelist is a poor creature, as Carlyle might say—a mere reporter.

  • Would that Carlyle could now try his hand at the English Revolution!

  • It would be the exemplification of Carlyle's illustration of the snake.

    Slavery Ordained of God

    Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.

  • Such was the answer returned to Mr. Carlyle; and his feelings may be imagined.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • Carlyle's theory of "Hero Worship" has fewer adherents than for half a century.


British Dictionary definitions for carlyle

Carlyle

noun
  1. Robert. born 1961, Scottish actor; his work includes the television series Cracker and Hamish Macbeth and the films Trainspotting (1996), The Full Monty (1997), The Beach (2000), and 28 Weeks Later (2007)
  2. Thomas. 1795–1881, Scottish essayist and historian. His works include Sartor Resartus (1833–34), The French Revolution (1837), lectures On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (1841), and the History of Frederick the Great (1858–65)
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