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Milton

[ mil-tn ]

noun

  1. John, 1608–74, English poet.
  2. a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada.
  3. a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
  4. a male given name: a family name taken from a placename meaning “mill town.”


Milton

/ ˈmɪltən /

noun

  1. MiltonJohn16081674MEnglishWRITING: poet John. 1608–74, English poet. His early works, notably L'Allegro and Il Penseroso (1632), the masque Comus (1634), and the elegy Lycidas (1637), show the influence of his Christian humanist education and his love of Italian Renaissance poetry. A staunch Parliamentarian and opponent of episcopacy, he published many pamphlets during the Civil War period, including Areopagitica (1644), which advocated freedom of the press. His greatest works were the epic poems Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), and Paradise Regained (1671) and the verse drama Samson Agonistes (1671)


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Regulators opened investigations, and Milton left the company.

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Milton was among the experts who argued early in the pandemic that the coronavirus was spread through smaller aerosol particles, not just larger person-to-person droplets.

Since the report dropped, Nikola’s stock has fallen 30%, and Milton has resigned.

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At a 2016 event, Milton suggested Nikola’s first truck, a prototype called the Nikola One, was drivable, but people familiar with the matter said it was not fully functional.

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On Sunday night, Milton said he planned to defend himself against “false allegations” in a statement issued via Twitter.

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Second,” said Sen. Paul, “is the Milton Friedman efficiency argument.

Locke mentioned it in his Second Treatise on Government; Milton dreamed of it in Paradise Lost.

The Milton Ager and Jack Yellow song signified the end of a dark era in American history...and the start of something new.

At one point, Powers invokes Milton Babbitt's 1958 essay "Who Cares If You Listen?"

Moseley sent Milton to William Marshall, a.k.a. engraver to the stars.

He was contemporary with Milton, and preferred before him by critics of the day, but has now sunk into oblivion.

Eve, too, lovely as she is, seems to bear no likelihood of resemblance to Milton's superb mother of mankind.

I waved away such matters, and we returned around the giant lilac tree to the side door, searching for Milton Noble.

Macaulay, writing of the “muster-rolls of names” which Milton uses, goes into details.

When Macaulay begins to discuss “the public conduct of Milton,” what method of introduction does he adopt?

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