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[muh-klen-uh n] /məˈklɛn ən/
(John) Hugh, 1907–90, Canadian novelist and essayist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • MacLennan was the first who undertook to attach totemism to the general history of humanity.

  • MacLennan maintains the existence of matriarchy in promiscuity, but this is inadmissible.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • According to MacLennan, the capture of a woman from a strange tribe represents the earliest exogamy.

  • It is not always for human beings that Dr. MacLennan is asked to prescribe.

    Savage Island Basil C. Thomson
  • In each of these cases the individual is either a Mackenzie, Urquhart, or MacLennan, but is never so called by his neighbours.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • "But this here business is going too far," continued MacLennan.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • A look of wrathful amazement crossed MacLennan's countenance.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • MacLennan was rather pleased to find himself at length taking fire.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • MacLennan had ingeniously guessed that exogamy resulted from the remnants of customs pointing to earlier forms of female rape.

    Totem and Taboo Sigmund Freud
  • "I quite agree with you," said MacLennan, shaking Dr. Bailey warmly by the hand.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor

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