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[veb-luh n] /ˈvɛb lən/
Oswald, 1880–1960, U.S. mathematician.
[thawr-stahyn,, -stuh n] /ˈθɔr staɪn,, -stən/ (Show IPA),
1857–1929, U.S. economist and sociologist. Unabridged
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  • Veblen says that patriotism is the only obstacle to peace among the nations.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • Veblen describes the process admirably in his "Theory of the Leisure Class."

    The Next Step

    Scott Nearing
  • In saying all this, I am as far as possible from questioning the value of Veblen's work.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • "Taxonomy" does not appear to me so dreadful a word as it does to Veblen.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Veblen has elaborated the doctrine that stocks and bonds are much the same.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Veblen has made it perfectly clear that particular matters of theory are affected by the presupposition of hedonism.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • The first stop he made was at Columbia, Missouri, to see his idol Veblen.

    An American Idyll Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • But now the combination of Veblen and myself had helped her to realize what it meant.

    Sylvia's Marriage Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for Veblen


Thorstein (ˈθɔːstɪn). 1857–1929, US economist and social scientist, noted for his analysis of social and economic institutions. His works include The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) and The Theory of Business Enterprise (1904)
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