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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Babbitt knew that; Tuck Everlasting, for example, examined the ever-present shadow of time and the appeal of immortality.
Even those opposed (sometimes virulently) to Babbitt make for impressive company: Dorothy Thompson, Albert Jay Nock, Lewis Mumford, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Granville Hicks, and H.L.
(2) Seaton is correct to maintain that Babbitt underplayed the aesthetical elements in literary works.
Sauk Centre) and who expressed her longing for an ideal edenic life to be spent in "a reed hut on fantastic piles above the mud of a jungle river" (Lewis 1922: 233; 1992: 254) this edenic vision suggests a Rousseauistic reverie of the kind Irving Babbitt attacked and which was probably influenced by Ebenezer Howard's Garden cities of tomorrow.
Initially, Babbitt and Douglass wanted to restrict membership to Regular Army retirees.
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With unerring practicality, CoinA[c] and Babbitt show why social media is neither fad nor trend but part of a transformational era driven by "engagement."
Help Desk was overhauled in version 7.0 to the point where it became incompatible with older plug-ins, says Babbitt. We basically added a new Help Desk side by side with the old Help Desk in order to get some feedback from users on what they think of the new UI [user interface], and how we can make it better.
Babbitt's music is highly structured, but he still found ways to give it life even within such restrictive parameters.
Huerta became acting administrator after a drunk-driving charge against then-Administrator Randy Babbitt was made public.
Kipton Smilie invites us to revisit this perennial question of the purposes of education by considering the different visions embodied in the disputes between Charles Eliot and Irving Babbitt at the turn of the twentieth century.