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[awl-kuh t, -kot] /ˈɔl kət, -kɒt/
(Amos) Bronson
[bron-suh n] /ˈbrɒn sən/ (Show IPA),
1799–1888, U.S. educator and philosopher.
his daughter, Louisa May, 1832–88, U.S. author.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Miss Alcott wished to have most of her letters destroyed, and her sister respected her wishes.

    Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott
  • Mr. Alcott interrupted him with delight and said, "My daughter Louisa wrote that."

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  • In 1852 he returned to Concord and purchased a small house which had once been the residence of the philosopher Alcott.

  • There she met Mr. Alcott and engaged to teach in his school in Boston.

    Daughters of the Puritans Seth Curtis Beach
  • Treating life as a grand epic poem, the philosophic Alcott forgets that Homer must nod or we should all fall asleep.

    Literary and Social Essays George William Curtis
  • Miss Alcott's Mephistopheles is even capable of generous impulses.

    Daughters of the Puritans Seth Curtis Beach
  • In a private note, Mr. Emerson urged Mr. Alcott to give up his school, as the people of Boston were not worthy of him.

    Daughters of the Puritans Seth Curtis Beach
British Dictionary definitions for Alcott


Louisa May. 1832–88, US novelist, noted for her children's books, esp Little Women (1869)
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