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Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001

1952-2001 English novelist and scriptwriter Born and educated in Cambridge, he worked as script editor on the popular television series Doctor Who

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Addison, Joseph, 1672-1719

(1672–1719), English essayist, poet, and statesman. He was educated at Charterhouse, where he was a classmate of Richard Steele, and at Oxford, where

Adjective

Grammatical part of speech for words that describe noun (for example, new , as in ‘a new hat’, and beautiful , as in ‘a beautiful day’). Adjectives

Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001

Mortimer Adler, professor, philosopher, and educational theorist, was born in New York City in 1902. He left school at age 14 to write for newspapers

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Published in 1884, but set during the pre-Civil War 1840s, Samuel Clemens’ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn invokes and complicates 19th-century

Adverb

Adverbs modify other parts of speech and answer questions such as how? (adverbs of manner): • quietly • greedily ; when? (adverbs of time): • then •

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Aeneid

Latin narrative poem or epic by Virgil in 12 books, composed in the traditional Homeric metre of hexameters. Written during the last ten years of the

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Aeschylus

( ĕs'kĭlӘs, ēs'– ), 525–456 b.c. , Athenian tragic dramatist, b. Eleusis. The first of the three great Greek writers of tragedy, Aeschylus was the

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Aesop

Aesop is an ancient folkloric figure associated with the genre of "Aesop's fables." Approximately six hundred fables have survived in ancient Greek

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Afrikaans language

( ăf´´rӘkäns' ), member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages ).