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Emerson

[em-er-suh n] /ˈɛm ər sən/
noun
1.
Ralph Waldo
[wawl-doh,, wol-] /ˈwɔl doʊ,, ˈwɒl-/ (Show IPA),
1803–82, U.S. essayist and poet.
Related forms
Emersonian
[em-er-soh-nee-uh n] /ˌɛm ərˈsoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pro-Emersonian, adjective, noun
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  • Borrowed help has the awkwardness which Emerson attributes to borrowed thoughts.

  • The given name of Emerson was Dearborn, and not "Danborn," which is a misprint.

  • He has, like the aging Emerson, taken in sail; the god Terminus has said to him, "no more."

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • The outbursts of Emerson when 174 under its influence are truly amazing.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • Observe how Emerson is wriggled and ruffled in this crushing crowd.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
British Dictionary definitions for Emerson

Emerson

/ˈɛməsən/
noun
1.
Ralph Waldo. (rælf ˈwɔːldəʊ). 1803–82, US poet, essayist, and transcendentalist
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