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[hwit-muh n, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt mən, ˈwɪt-/
Marcus, 1802–47, U.S. missionary and pioneer.
Walt(er) 1819–92, U.S. poet.
a city in SE Massachusetts. Unabridged
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  • Whitman, you will remember, always used to take his songs out into the presence of the fields and skies to try them.

    Prose Fancies Richard Le Gallienne
  • "I really must go, Aunt Helen," said Whitman, starting for the door.

    Tutors' Lane Wilmarth Lewis
  • Whitman was a great, breezy, florid-faced out-of-doors genius, but we all wished he had been a little less au naturel.

    Memories and Anecdotes Kate Sanborn
  • The spectre of world-destruction, as Whitman says of Carlyle, was always before them.

  • We have so many Europeans over there now that our standard has fallen off from the days of Emerson and Whitman.

    Visionaries James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for Whitman


Walt(er). 1819–92, US poet, whose life's work is collected in Leaves of Grass (1855 and subsequent enlarged editions). His poems celebrate existence and the multiple elements that make up a democratic society
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