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Whitman

[hwit-muh n, wit-] /ˈʰwɪt mən, ˈwɪt-/
noun
1.
Marcus, 1802–47, U.S. missionary and pioneer.
2.
Walt(er) 1819–92, U.S. poet.
3.
a city in SE Massachusetts.
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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
  • Or, as Whitman put it, "There will never be any more perfection than there is now."

  • 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
  • Whitman also, we may add, wished Traubel to be so remembered.

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

    Visionaries James Huneker
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Whitman

/ˈwɪtmən/
noun
1.
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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