Oliver Wendell Holmes

NOUN
  1. United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
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  • The President gave to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, of the Supreme Court, who was going abroad for the summer, a letter which he was "indiscreetly" to show Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Balfour, and two or three other prominent Englishmen. Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography
  • The following passage from Kipling’s American Notes, ch. i, will be recalled: “Oliver Wendell Holmes says that the Yankee schoolmarm, the cider and the salt codfish of the Eastern states are responsible for what he calls a nasal accent. Chapter 7. The Standard American Pronunciation. 1. General Characters
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes expressed this matter well: It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that so it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. The Conservative Assault on the Constitution
  • Wendy Brown Scott , Oliver Wendell Holmes on Equality and Adarand . Howard Law Journal ( Fall 2003 ).
  • Not one Supreme Court justice dissented from the Moyer opinion, which was drafted by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
  • Wendy Brown Scott , Oliver Wendell Holmes on Equality and Adarand . Howard Law Journal ( Fall 2003 ).
  • A major conduit for the translation of many of these ideas into legal thought was Oliver Wendell Holmes.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes says that the Yankee school-marm, the cider and the salt codfish of the Eastern States, are responsible for what he calls a nasal accent. American Notes
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes said: "We must remain eternally vigilant not to suppress the expression of opinions that we loathe. "What do YOU do when your favorite author turns out to be a puppy-kicker?"
  • Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes smugly proclaimed, "Three generations of imbeciles are enough."
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