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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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Serendipitous, if you asked ex-president Babbitt, which the liberal media seldom did.
Manley Babbitt, whose mind and body were now ablaze with conflicting and confused thoughts.
However, we shall first turn our attention towards the treatment in Babbitt of baseball as a somatic language.
While doing so, the author describes the title character's attachment to a collection of such inconsequential objects as a fountain pen, a leadless pencil, and a pocketbook filled with month-old receipts and dried out stamps: Babbitt "was earnest about these objects.
He is prominent in all the civic organizations to which Babbitt belongs.
She elopes with Ted Babbitt to the public surprise and indignation of both families but to Babbitt's secret delight.
The realist in Babbitt could see that the War on Poverty was to be short-lived.
After a decade of adventure, which has taken him from South Bend to South America to south Texas, Babbitt dusted off his law degree and returned to Phoenix.
The great romantic error, or better said the great Rousseauistic error, is, according to Babbitt (1910: 249), the following:
All of these are decoded by Babbitt (1910: 249) as being in support of a "predominance of the feminine over the masculine virtues," this phenomenon being evaluated by the American critic as the main source of the corruption of literature and the arts in the 19th century (this idea, naturally, today would constitute reason enough to attack Babbitt on grounds of sexism and an old-fashioned patriarchal system of analysis).