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Whitman

[hwit-muh n, wit-]
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noun
  1. Marcus,1802–47, U.S. missionary and pioneer.
  2. Walt(er),1819–92, U.S. poet.
  3. a city in SE Massachusetts.
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  • He had declared him to be more American than any of these—more American even than Whitman.

  • Or, as Whitman put it, "There will never be any more perfection than there is now."

  • Whitman also, we may add, wished Traubel to be so remembered.

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    Christopher Morley

  • Horace Traubel will be remembered, as he wished to be remembered, as the biographer of Whitman.

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    Christopher Morley

  • This is a matter of no small concern to the curators of the Whitman cult.

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    Christopher Morley


British Dictionary definitions for whitman

Whitman

noun
  1. Walt (er). 1819–92, US poet, whose life's work is collected in Leaves of Grass (1855 and subsequent enlarged editions). His poems celebrate existence and the multiple elements that make up a democratic society
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