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“Five of them would attend a show and each one would memorize a certain part of a garment,” said Elia.
For New Faces of ‘52, a landmark revue, I did a satire on Death of a Salesman and Elia Kazan’s superheavy direction.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb Perfection is the objective in the good essay.
Even the physical reality of losing a girlfriend and gaining a boyfriend proves to be easier for Elia than one might imagine.
“There was a rough patch for sure,” Elia said in a separate call, shortly after I finished speaking with Chaz.
Elia complains that to him the merit of a MS. poem is uncertain; “print,” as he excellently says, “settles it.”Intentions|Oscar Wilde
This new sensation eclipsed Lamb's Essays of Elia, which were appearing in the same periodical.The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc|Thomas de Quincey
He meant to win Elia over to his side, and was adopting the only possible means.The One-Way Trail|Ridgwell Cullum
On the person thus briefly sketched Elia wrote an article for the "London Magazine."
If the poems are read by few, the Essays of Elia have been perused by all.
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- without resistance
Word Origin for lamb
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Word Origin and History for elia
Old English lamb "lamb," from Proto-Germanic *lambaz (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian, Gothic lamb, Middle Dutch, Dutch lam, Middle High German lamp, German Lamm "lamb"). Common to the Germanic languages, but with no certain cognates outside them. Old English plural was lomberu. Applied to persons (especially young Church members, gentle souls, etc.) from late Old English. Also sometimes used ironically for cruel or rough characters (e.g. Kirke's Lambs in wars of 1684-86). Lamb's-wool (adj.) is from 1550s.
Idioms and Phrases with elia
see hanged for a sheep (as a lamb); in two shakes (of a lamb's tail); like a lamb to the slaughter.