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Thorndike

[thawrn-dahyk] /ˈθɔrnˌdaɪk/
noun
1.
Ashley Horace, 1871–1933, U.S. literary historian and teacher.
2.
Edward Lee, 1874–1949, U.S. psychologist and lexicographer.
3.
(Everett) Lynn, 1882–1965, U.S. historian and scholar (brother of Ashley Horace Thorndike).
4.
Dame Sybil, 1882–1976, English actress.
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Examples from the Web for Thorndike
Historical Examples
  • Professor Thorndike conjectures that this play was produced in 1606.

    The Critics Versus Shakspere Francis A. Smith
  • "I have been trying to get at you for an age," said Mrs. Thorndike Freeman, laughing.

  • "Well, he picked the flowers, anyway," laughed Mr. Thorndike.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • At a door a tipstaff laid his hand roughly on the arm of Mr. Thorndike.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • Mr. Thorndike had risen, and, in farewell, was holding out his hand to Andrews.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • Mr. Thorndike stood irresolute, and then sank back into his chair.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • The judge leaned over his desk and shook Mr. Thorndike by the hand.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • To Mr. Thorndike it was evident that young Andrews had entirely forgotten him.

    Once Upon A Time Richard Harding Davis
  • It was summer and Mr. Thorndike was sitting on the piazza smoking a cigar.

    Driven From Home Horatio Alger
  • Are you not a little rash, Mr. Thorndike, to offer me a place when you know so little of me?

    Driven From Home Horatio Alger
British Dictionary definitions for Thorndike

Thorndike

/ˈθɔːnˌdaɪk/
noun
1.
Edward Lee. 1874–1949, US psychologist, who worked on animals and proposed that all learnt behaviour is regulated by rewards and punishments (Thorndike's law or law of effect)
2.
Dame (Agnes) Sybil. 1882–1976, British actress
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Thorndike in Medicine

Thorndike Thorn·dike (thôrn'dīk'), Edward Lee. 1874-1949.

American educational psychologist noted for his study of animal intelligence and for his methods of measuring intelligence.

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