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[kahr-lahyl] /kɑrˈlaɪl/
Thomas, 1795–1881, Scottish essayist and historian.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Your novelist is a poor creature, as Carlyle might say—a mere reporter.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • 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.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
British Dictionary definitions for Carlyle


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)
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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