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Ruskin

[ruhs-kin] /ˈrʌs kɪn/
noun
1.
John, 1819–1900, English author, art critic, and social reformer.
Related forms
Ruskinian, Ruskinean, adjective
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  • He has not had much leisure for Ruskin and Symonds and Ferrero.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • The soul of Ruskin was born and fashioned for the mountains.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • No lover of mountains has approached Ruskin 14 in intensity of veneration.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • The card, the fatal card, was gone from the pages of Ruskin, and he guessed what had happened.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • He shut up Margaret's card in the pages of Ruskin, and opened the door.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Ruskin was asked to do something of the kind and at length consented.

  • I have also added a reproduction of Mr. Ruskin's last letter to Miss Beever.

    Hortus Inclusus John Ruskin
  • Ruskin has given to ornamentation the sanction and authority of his name.

    English Past and Present Richard Chevenix Trench
  • It has been the fashion to talk as though Mr. Ruskin had discovered Turner.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
  • Mr. Ruskin ascribes to him the discovery of the scarlet shadow.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
British Dictionary definitions for Ruskin

Ruskin

/ˈrʌskɪn/
noun
1.
John. 1819–1900, English art critic and social reformer. He was a champion of the Gothic Revival and the Pre-Raphaelites and saw a close connection between art and morality. From about 1860 he argued vigorously for social and economic planning. His works include Modern Painters (1843–60), The Stones of Venice (1851–53), Unto this Last (1862), Time and Tide (1867), and Fors Clavigera (1871–84)
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