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Dewey   /dˈui/   Listen
Dewey

noun
1.
United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931).  Synonyms: Melvil Dewey, Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey.
2.
A United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War.  Synonyms: Admiral Dewey, George Dewey.
3.
United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952).  Synonym: John Dewey.



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"Dewey" Quotes from Famous Books



... DEWEY. Medium to large, 1-7/8 x 3/4 inches; ovate pointed; color dull gray, marked with splashes of purplish-brown; base rounded; apex sharp; shell brittle and thin, .88 mm.; cracking quality very good; partitions thin; kernel full, plump, smooth, bright light straw-colored, with narrow ...
— The Pecan and its Culture • H. Harold Hume

... Spanish-American War fought? Why? What were its greatest battles? Tell how each of the following figured in this war: Dewey, ...
— Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year • E.C. Hartwell

... on his flagship sailed, The Spaniards never even quailed. "Oh, it ain't possible," said they, "For him to reach Manila Bay." But Dewey merely smiled in glee, "It isn't possible?" quoth he, "Why, hully gee, Just wait ...
— Poems for Pale People - A Volume of Verse • Edwin C. Ranck

... the fog I talked to him of Professor Dewey's work and its results, while he explained to me the methods of the Reconstruction Department. "Out of every audience like that we get a group and form a class," he said. "They're always a bit backward at first, just as they were tonight, but they grow very keen. We have ...
— The Crossing • Winston Churchill

... hair." The front of the dress, where aching or despondent heads were wont to rest, glittered with campaign buttons of American celebrities, beginning with James G. Blaine and extending into modern history as far as Patrick Divver, Admiral Dewey, and Captain Dreyfus. Outside the blue belt was a white one, nearly clean, and bearing in "sure 'nough golden words" the curt, but stirring, invitation, "Remember the Maine." Around the neck were three chaplets of beads, wrought ...
— Little Citizens • Myra Kelly

... Thomas Wilcox. It will be remembered that a class was formed at this place by Brother Frink, in connection with his labors on the Watertown Circuit. The members were: George W. Williams, Leader; Mrs. George W. Williams, Jonathan Dorrity, Mr. and Mrs. Day Dewey. In 1840 it was connected with Summit, and retained Brother Frink as Pastor. In 1843 it was connected with Prairieville Circuit, and shared the services of Revs. L.F. Moulthrop and S. Stover. Before the erection of the Church, the meetings were held in a hall over a cooper shop. ...
— Thirty Years in the Itinerancy • Wesson Gage Miller

... Argyll of Gladstone's Cabinets; Mr. Macmillan, the publisher; Mr. George Smith; Lady Stanley of Alderley; Lord Carlisle; Lord Morpeth; Sir Edward Cook; Lord Kitchener; the late Duke of Northumberland; Admiral Dewey; Mr. William Arnold; Lord Burghclere; Sir William Jenner; Miss Mary Kingsley; Lord Glenesk; the late Lord Grey; the late Lord Astor; Sir William White, the naval constructor; the late Lord Sligo; Dean Beeching; Bishop Perceval; Archbishop Temple; ...
— The Adventure of Living • John St. Loe Strachey

... The story of Dewey's victory in Manila Bay will never grow old, but here we have it told in a new form—as it appeared to a real, live American youth who was in the navy at the time. Many adventures in Manila and in the interior follow, give true-to-life scenes from ...
— The Rover Boys in the Air - From College Campus to the Clouds • Edward Stratemeyer



Words linked to "Dewey" :   educator, pedagogue, pedagog, bibliothec, librarian, James Dewey Watson, naval officer, philosopher, George Dewey



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