Adams

Definitions

  • Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Adams a mountain peak in southwestern Washington in the Cascade Range (12,307 feet high)
    • n Adams 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)
    • n Adams 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
    • n Adams American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Terrestrial Globe of George Adams, 1782 Terrestrial Globe of George Adams, 1782
John Adams John Adams
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams
Adam and Eve in Paradise before the Fall Adam and Eve in Paradise before the Fall

Quotations

  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.”
  • John Milton
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    “Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.”
  • Lady Nancy Astor
    Lady Nancy Astor
    “In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.”
  • Winston Churchill
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    “They are decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.”

Idioms

Adam's ale - (dated, humorous) water
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Adam's apple - The Adam's apple is a bulge in the throat, mostly seen in men.
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Usage

In literature:

The name under which I have leased it is Adams, Felix Adams.
"The Circular Study" by Anna Katharine Green
Then Satan approaches from Hell and draws Adam into conversation over the barrier.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
St. Germain and Adam were sent upon some recent tracks of deer.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
Say, Mom, can I bring Adam Kraus over to supper some night?
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
Adam Armstrong was on good terms with his neighbours across the border.
"Both Sides the Border" by G. A. Henty
In him is the life and the just recoverance For Adam and his, which nought but death deserved.
"Everyman and Other Old Religious Plays, with an Introduction" by Anonymous
This was Adam Wayne, the intractable Provost of Notting Hill.
"The Napoleon of Notting Hill" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Adams was a very ambitious man; already he had longings for distinction.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Beauty was unmarred by gaudy rags; Eve was dressed in sunshine, Adam was clad in climate.
"Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales" by Robert L. Taylor
Adams, C. F., on beginning of Adams's diary, 6; on Adams's statement of Monroe doctrine, 131.
"John Quincy Adams" by John. T. Morse
Truthfulness to himself, not less than to the public, characterized Mr. Adams.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
Keep up good heart, Adam; an' now clear out, every one!
"Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864" by Various
I've told 'ee so a dozen times, Adam, and I won't 'ave it said.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel
Maude Adams uses a special many Saturday nights to carry her down to her Long Island farm at Ronkonkoma.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
It was for Adam's Express Company that Eve was made.
"The Art of Amusing" by Frank Bellew
Ain't that so, Mr. Van Adams, sir?
"The Air Pirate" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Adams and Lee had favored some kind of respectful designation of public officials.
"The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)" by Albert J. Beveridge
The Erle himself was tacken alyve; his two sons, Johne foirsaid, and Adam Gordoun, war tacken with him.
"The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)" by John Knox
The fate of the human race lay with Adam; he it was who represented us.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
At this time, probably no other American statesman had thought the matter out so far as to reach Adams's conclusions.
"The American Revolution" by John Fiske
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In poetry:

So Eve restores the sweeter part
Of what herself unwitting stole,
And makes the wounded Adam whole;
For half the mind is heart.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Eve. Ah, every path becomes
The pass of death to one of life unworthy:
Here in this cavern's depth,
Here let us plunge, O Adam.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 4." by William Cowper
All by one man's sin engendered,
All by Adam's fatal fall,
Which, the pastor said, hath all men
Wrapped within its fearful pall.
"Caleb's Vision" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
For sure when Adam did not know
To sinne, or sinne to another;
He might to heav'n from Paradise go,
As from one room t' another.
"The Holy Communion" by George Herbert
Fly from the false deceiver's tongue,
Ye sons of Adam, fly;
Our parents found the snare too strong,
Nor should the children try.
"Hymn 157" by Isaac Watts
Neither in adamant nor brass
The scrutinizing eye records it;
The arm is rooted in the heart,
The heart that rules and lords it.
"Self" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Asperger's Syndrome complicates, enriches love story of 'Adam'.
Rose Byrne and Hugh Dancy in "Adam".
Hollywood's boy-meets-girl formula undergoes some alteration in "Adam".
This interview with John Duffy, chief executive of 3C Interactive, a mobile technology company, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.
Adam Callman, Prestige Motorsports, 1212 Pin Oak Drive, Denton.
This interview with Vineet Nayar, chief executive HCL Technologies, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.
Adam Hanft runs a brand strategy and digital consulting firm in New York City.
Up until there were already fighters in the cage Friday night, UFC president Dana White was adamant that Jeremy Stephens, arrested just hours earlier, would compete at UFC on FX 5.
Astrophysicist Adam Riess Plays Not My Job.
Before he won the Nobel Prize in Physics, Adam Riess had already won a MacArthur "genius" grant, and just about every prize there is to win in his field.
"The project evolved from a simple renovation to really understanding what the house was," said Marsha Soffer, who oversaw the restoration of the 1891 Charles H Adams house.
Bruce Boudreau won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's best coach more.
Charlotte Adams & Max Bertz.
It's not the invisible hand of Adam Smith tossing hate mail on your doorstep this fall like ugly confetti.
Bishop Luers scored four first half goals and added two in the second half for a 6-0 win over South Adams in the semi-final round of the IHSAA Class A South Adams boys’ soccer sectional Thursday evening.
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In science:

We note that in the 11th century Maimonides explained the Original Sin and expulsion from paradise due to Adam’s refusal to think originally.
Curiosity and Pleasure
R I E S S , ADAM G . y otros: «Observational Evidence from Supernovae for an Accelerating Universe and a Cosmological Constant».
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
We are also grateful to Adam Harper, Zeev Rudnick and the referee for some helpful comments.
Random multiplicative functions in short intervals
First of all, recall that the expectation is a linear functional, such a relevant property that Erdös iron ically used to call it “Adam’s theorem ”! Moreover, since the expectation is taken with respect to the uniform distribution on b ∈ Sn , we can actually consider the bi as “independent”.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
How the content is categorized as a hot or cold content depends on the workload distribution of content requests across the server, which normally follows Zipf distribution (Qiu et al., 2001; Adamics and Huberman, 2002).
An Architectural Design for Brokered Collaborative Content Delivery System
Also at Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, ul.
Spin dephasing and pumping in graphene due to random spin-orbit interaction
Adams [Ada98] showed that a deterministic class, a subset of the staircase transformations, are also mixing.
Mixing Properties of Random Sequences and "Stochastic Staircase" Transformations
Adams, Smorodinsky’s conjecture on rank-one mixing, Proc.
Mixing Properties of Random Sequences and "Stochastic Staircase" Transformations
Adams, Sobolev spaces, Academic Press, New York-London, 1975.
Harmonic analysis on Heisenberg--Clifford Lie supergroups
Yehuda Afek, Adam Morrison, and Moran Tzafrir.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Suppose we are interested in the fate of a particular name, say Adam, present at time t = 0 (i.e., in the beginning).
Random copying in space
An instance of the name ‘Adam’ is selected for copying, displacing a randomly-chosen instance of a name (here, ‘Isaac’) in the process.
Random copying in space
In the above example, the probability that the next child to be named Adam is x(t).
Random copying in space
For example, m(t) can increase by one if the name sampled is Adam, and the name replaced is not.
Random copying in space
Equally, it can decrease by one if the name sampled is not Adam, and the name replaced is.
Random copying in space
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