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[muh-kaw-lee] /məˈkɔ li/
Dame Rose, c1885–1958, English poet and novelist.
Thomas Babington
[bab-ing-tuh n] /ˈbæb ɪŋ tən/ (Show IPA),
1st Baron, 1800–59, English historian, author, and statesman.
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Macaulayan, adjective
Macaulayism, noun Unabridged
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  • Macaulay, fresh from college in 1825, astonished the world by his brilliant and most imposing essay on Milton.

  • The truth is, Macaulay had no eye for such a complex character as Boswell.

    James Boswell William Keith Leask
  • They needed softening; no part of Macaulay's 'History of England' is more striking and instructive than his account in chapter ii.

    The Life and Times of John Wilkins Patrick A. Wright-Henderson
  • Macaulay says: "Mutual friend is a low vulgarism for common friend."

    The Verbalist Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
  • To say that a verse of Macaulay's was painful, or a line of Francis Newman's hideous, was well within his province.

    Matthew Arnold G. W. E. Russell
British Dictionary definitions for Macaulay


Dame Rose. 1881–1958, British novelist. Her books include Dangerous Ages (1921) and The Towers of Trebizond (1956)
Thomas Babington, 1st Baron. 1800–59, English historian, essayist, and statesman. His History of England from the Accession of James the Second (1848–61) is regarded as a classic of the Whig interpretation of history
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Macaulay in Technology

A symbolic mathematics package for commutative algebra, algebraic geometry and cohomology, written in C by Mike Stillman and Dave Bayer in 1977. Version 3 runs on Sun, Macintosh and Amiga.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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