Babbitt


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Babbitt

self-satisfied conformer to middle-class ideas and ideals. [Am. Lit: Babbitt]

Babbitt

anti-intellectual, bourgeois conformist. [Am. Lit.: Babbitt]
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In the neoclassicism-romanticism equation Babbitt will always prefer the medial central field between the two--in which the extremes are reconciled, i.
At first blush, a comparison between Babbitt and Lewis might seem odd considering that Babbitt was not an orthodox religious believer and Lewis was famous from at least the early 1940s for his public defense of Christian doctrines.
A way that Babbitt is able to explore the numerous permutations of aggregates is through the use of combinatorial hexachords, a practice which was also prevalent in the music of Schonberg.
Babbitt saw this attack in terms of a bigger philosophical divide, though, and he detailed his perspective in Literature and the American College (1908b).
Babbitt began his aviation career as a pilot, flying 25 years for Eastern Airlines.
On the other front, Babbitt perceived that the curriculum provided no sense of balance while preparing students for careers.
In lieu of flowers, the Babbitt family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Church on the Hill in Lenox or to the Lenox Library Association.
One does not hear Babbitt speaking through his music; one hears his music speaking as if of itself, in a rare and exhilarating experience of art's autonomy.
President Babbitt had had no other choice but to knife the traitor upon receipt of that communique, at a Lincoln Center tribute to Pearl Bailey.
the hidebound and fearful philistine Arthur Babbitt in Lewis's
The NextGen roll-out is advancing faster than expected, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said Tuesday, and most of the benefits should be felt by 2016 rather than 2018, as originally planned.
Babbitt will succeed Tom Morgan, who has served as chairman of the board since April 2005.