Hume

[ hyoom or, often, yoom ]
/ hyum or, often, yum /

noun

David,1711–76, Scottish philosopher and historian.
John,born 1937, Northern Ireland politician: Nobel Peace Prize 1998.

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Hume
/ (hjuːm) /

noun

(George) Basil. 1923–99, English Roman Catholic Benedictine monk and cardinal; archbishop of Westminster (1976–99)
David. 1711–76, Scottish empiricist philosopher, economist, and historian, whose sceptic philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses. His works include A Treatise of Human Nature (1740), An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (1751), Political Discourses (1752), and History of England (1754–62)
John. born 1937, Northern Ireland politician; leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) (1979–2001). Nobel peace prize jointly with David Trimble in 1998

Derived forms of Hume

Humism, noun
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