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Lardner   /lˈɑrdnər/   Listen
Lardner

noun
1.
United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933).  Synonyms: Ring Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer Lardner.






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"Lardner" Quotes from Famous Books



... older form. Bartlett cites an example of peart as far back as Sir Philip Sidney; and Halliwell finds it in various English dialects. Davies, afterward president of Princeton College, describes Dr. Lardner, in 1754, as "a little pert old gent." I do not know that Dr. Daries pronounced his pert as though it were peart, but he uses it in the sense it has in the text, viz., bright-witted, intelligent. The general sense of peart is lively, ...
— The Hoosier Schoolmaster - A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana • Edward Eggleston

... To Captain Lardner, master of the Mackay-Bennett, P. A. S. Franklin, vice-president of the White Star Line, sent an urgent message asking that the company be advised at once of all particulars concerning the bodies identified, and also given any information that might lead to the identification ...
— Sinking of the Titanic - and Great Sea Disasters • Various

... the early struggle of Paganism against Christianity,(30) the work of Lardner, Collection of Ancient Jewish and Heathen Testimonies to the Truth of the Christian Religion (1764-7) (Works, vols. vii.-ix.), is well known for carefulness of treatment and the value of its references. Portions also of the works of J. A. Fabricius, especially his Bibliotheca ...
— History of Free Thought in Reference to The Christian Religion • Adam Storey Farrar

... accelerated dignity. I am now awaiting the third request in confidence: if you see no symptoms of its being mooted, perhaps you will kindly propose it. I have prepared an answer. Donne is mad with envy. He consoles himself with having got a Roman History to write for Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia. {99} What a pity it is that only Lying Histories are readable. I am afraid Donne will stick to what is considered the Truth ...
— Letters of Edward FitzGerald - in two volumes, Vol. 1 • Edward FitzGerald



Words linked to "Lardner" :   writer, Ringgold Wilmer Lardner, humorist, humourist, author, Ring Lardner



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