Henry David, 1817–62, U.S. naturalist and author.
- Tho·reau·vi·an [thuh-roh-vee-uhn], /θəˈroʊ vi ən/, adjective
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How to use Thoreau in a sentence
As Thoreau wrote, “It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.”
I usually take this route, skirting the shores where Thoreau sauntered beginning in March 1845.Open-Water Swimming and Other Acts of Civil Disobedience | jversteegh | August 25, 2021 | Outside Online
Thoreau went to this pond to “live deliberately,” to live deeply so as to avoid the danger that we all face—discovering at the end that we haven’t lived.Open-Water Swimming and Other Acts of Civil Disobedience | jversteegh | August 25, 2021 | Outside Online
In his essay “Walking,” Thoreau wrote that “two or three hours’ walking will carry me to as strange a country as I expect ever to see.”
She wrote about architecture as prolifically and proficiently as Thoreau wrote about nature.World class: Remembering legendary travel writer Jan Morris | Liza Weisstuch | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
It means Paine, Thoreau, Emerson, Chesterton, Mencken, Orwell.
I still am in the stream of thought that started in this country with Emerson and Thoreau and Whitman.Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru | Andrew Romano | December 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Your book incorporates a number of literary quotes, as well as references to artists and thinkers like Van Gogh and Thoreau.Is Light Pollution the Easiest Environmental Problem to Fix? | Mindy Farabee | July 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And of course, Thoreau wrote “Civil Disobedience” because of his disgust with the scourge of slavery in the United States.
At one point he quoted Thoreau: "It doesn't matter what you look at, it is what you see."Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years: Inside the Courtroom | Diane Dimond | October 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such can live many lives; while a Thoreau can live but one, and that only with perpetual foresight.The Pocket R.L.S. | Robert Louis Stevenson
Give old Mr. Thoreau any seat he wants,” said I, “only Mr. Emerson must sit beside him.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
I drifted inland to Concord, a-foot, as a pilgrim to the town where Emerson and Thoreau had lived.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
He had been the milkman to the Emerson and Thoreau families, and, in that capacity, had known both the great men.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
Thoreau coveted its strong purple stalk for a cane, and the robins eat its dark crimson-juiced berries.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for Thoreau
Henry David. 1817–62, US writer, noted esp for Walden, or Life in the Woods (1854), an account of his experiment in living in solitude. A powerful social critic, his essay Civil Disobedience (1849) influenced such dissenters as Gandhi
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