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Ruskin

[ruhs-kin]
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noun
  1. John,1819–1900, English author, art critic, and social reformer.
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Related formsRus·kin·i·an, Rus·kin·e·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ruskin

Historical Examples

  • He has not had much leisure for Ruskin and Symonds and Ferrero.

    The American Mind

    Bliss Perry

  • No lover of mountains has approached Ruskin 14 in intensity of veneration.

    Mountain Meditations

    L. Lind-af-Hageby

  • The soul of Ruskin was born and fashioned for the mountains.

    Mountain Meditations

    L. Lind-af-Hageby

  • The card, the fatal card, was gone from the pages of Ruskin, and he guessed what had happened.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • He shut up Margaret's card in the pages of Ruskin, and opened the door.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster


British Dictionary definitions for ruskin

Ruskin

noun
  1. John . 1819–1900, English art critic and social reformer. He was a champion of the Gothic Revival and the Pre-Raphaelites and saw a close connection between art and morality. From about 1860 he argued vigorously for social and economic planning. His works include Modern Painters (1843–60), The Stones of Venice (1851–53), Unto this Last (1862), Time and Tide (1867), and Fors Clavigera (1871–84)
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