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Horatio Alger

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of or characteristic of the heroes in the novels of Horatio Alger, who begin life in poverty and achieve success and wealth through honesty, hard work, and virtuous behavior: the Horatio Alger story of his rise in the business world.
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Origin of Horatio Alger

First recorded in 1920–25
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