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Walden

[ wawl-duhn ]
/ ˈwɔl dən /
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noun

a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada.

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Walden

(1854) A book by Henry David Thoreau describing his two years of life alone at Walden Pond in Massachusetts. He recounts his daily life in the woods and celebrates nature and the individual's ability to live independently of society. A famous line from the book is Thoreau's statement that “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

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