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Definition of Scott

  • United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)
  • British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)
  • United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
  • English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
  • award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)

How to use scott in a sentence. Scott pronunciation.

At the Walter Scott centennial he was present,-the greatest man at the celebration,-but did not make himself known.
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For this very reason, he can never enjoy the popularity of Scott or Dumas; he will always be caviare to the general.
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Then comes Sir Walter Scott with his enchantments, and by his single might checks this wave of progress, and even turns it back; sets the world in love with dreams and phantoms; with decayed and swinish forms of religion; with decayed and degraded systems of government; with the sillinesses and emptinesses, sham grandeurs, sham gauds, and sham chivalries of a brainless and worthless long-vanished society.
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There, the genuine and wholesome civilization of the nineteenth century is curiously confused and commingled with the Walter Scott Middle-Age sham civilization; and so you have practical, common-sense, progressive ideas, and progressive works; mixed up with the duel, the inflated speech, and the jejune romanticism of an absurd past that is dead, and out of charity ought to be buried.
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As far as our South is concerned, the good work done by Cervantes is pretty nearly a dead letter, so effectually has Scott's pernicious work undermined it.
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Though I still read DICKENS upon the sly, And even SCOTT, when nobody's by.
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He disliked Scott especially for his easy tolerance of Jacobites and Papists, {25} while he distrusted his portraits, those portraits of the rougher people which may have frequently been over-praised by Scott's admirers.
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We most of us love Scott, it is a fact, beyond the power of nice discrimination.
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Flunkeyism he called it, and thence deduced the pecuniary miseries of Scott's later life.
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But Borrow certainly had a far deeper reason for his dislike of Scott.
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Under the specious pretence of deference for antiquity and respect for primitive models, he imagined that Scott was sapping the foundations of Protestantism.
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Newman from the opposite camp saw only the beneficial effect of Scott's influence in turning men's minds in the direction of the Middle Ages.
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For Borrow's final verdict on Sir Walter Scott, it is only fair to cite his _Romano Lavo-Lil_, a book on the English Gypsy Language, corresponding to his book on the _Zincali_ or Spanish Gypsies, but published more than forty years later, namely in 1874.
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Here he relates how he once trudged to Dryburgh "to pay my respects at the tomb of Sir Walter Scott, a man with whose principles I have no sympathy, but for whose genius I have always entertained the most intense admiration.
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Prints of great-uncles, famed for their prowess in the East, hung above Chinese teapots, whose sides were riveted by little gold stitches, and the precious teapots, again, stood upon bookcases containing the complete works of William Cowper and Sir Walter Scott.
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Let us read Sir Walter Scott.
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He made his own choice, and before his daughter could protest or make her escape, she found herself being turned by the agency of Sir Walter Scott into a civilized human being.
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He sent General Scott to Charleston, with a body of troops stationed not far away.
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It is too high an office to be sought, either by genius or services, except in the military line; but even General Scott, the real hero of the Mexican war, failed in his ambitious aspirations, as well as Webster, Clay, Calhoun, Benton, Seward, Chase, and Douglas, while less prominent men were selected, and probably ever will be.
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Webster, the leader of the compromisers, had not even secured a nomination, but General Scott was the Whig candidate; while William H. Seward, at the head of the Antislavery Whigs, had at least the satisfaction of seeing that, amid the dissolving elements of the Whig party, the antislavery sentiment was gaining strength day by day.
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Examples of Scott

Example #1
There was an excursion to Abbotsford, and carriages were provided for guests.
Example #2
I found him modest almost to shyness, and in his conversation-he spoke English-never loud or doctrinaire.
Example #3
Henry James said of him, that he was particularly a favourite with people of cultivated taste, and that nothing cultivates the taste better than reading him.
Example #4
The extraordinary interest that they arouse is confined almost entirely to our interest in his men and women; the plot, the narrative, the events are always secondary; he imitated no other novelist, and no other can imitate him.
Example #5
He did measureless harm; more real and lasting harm, perhaps, than any other individual that ever wrote.
Example #6
Such benefactions as these compensate the temporary harm which Bonaparte and the Revolution did, and leave the world in debt to them for these great and permanent services to liberty, humanity, and progress.