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  1. Harriet,1802–76, English novelist and economist.
  2. her brotherJames,1805–1900, English theologian and philosopher.
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Examples from the Web for martineau

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Martineau weeps for' the beauty of the flower fading into a necessity.'

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

    John Tyndall

  • It is otherwise with Mr. Martineau, and hence his discontent.

  • Miss Martineau has not been too lavish in her praises of Mackinaw.

    Diary in America, Series One

    Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

  • In Miss Martineau's case, however, the trade made a mistake.

  • I have not a shadow of a doubt about Miss Martineau's story.

British Dictionary definitions for martineau


  1. Harriet. 1802–76, English author of books on political economy and of novels and children's stories
  2. her brother, James . 1805–1900, English Unitarian theologian and minister
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