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Emerson

[em-er-suh n]
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noun
  1. Ralph Wal·do, [wawl-doh, wol-] /ˈwɔl doʊ, ˈwɒl-/, 1803–82, U.S. essayist and poet.
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Related formsEm·er·so·ni·an [em-er-soh-nee-uh n] /ˌɛm ərˈsoʊ ni ən/, adjectivepro-Em·er·so·ni·an, adjective, noun
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  • The essay had some merit, but it reeked with the Emersonian spirit and manner.

  • I must get this Emersonian musk out of my garments at all hazards.

  • It has its merit, this Emersonian way, particularly for souls easily disillusioned.

    Unicorns

    James Huneker

  • Perhaps it is Emersonian, but certainly it is different from anything Emerson ever did.

    Rambles with John Burroughs

    Robert John De Loach

  • I was so much worried about this Emersonian mask that I resolved to lay it off.

    Rambles with John Burroughs

    Robert John De Loach


British Dictionary definitions for emersonian

Emerson

noun
  1. Ralph Waldo. (rælf ˈwɔːldəʊ). 1803–82, US poet, essayist, and transcendentalist
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