Calvin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Calvin Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
    • n Calvin United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
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Quotations

  • Clarence Darrow
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    “He's the greatest man who ever came out of Plymouth, Vermont. [On Calvin Coolidge]”

Usage

In literature:

He told me he had in his possession a book refuting the opinions of Luther and Calvin.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Hulburd, Calvin T., nominated for state comp., 1867, iii.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Calvin, John, as a Puritan's spiritual nightcap, 166.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
The apology was the "Institutes;" the author, John Calvin.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
James was educated among the stern adherents of Calvin.
"The Superstitions of Witchcraft" by Howard Williams
Soon Calvin with the iron cogency of his argument was completely to take Luther's side.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
It was broken by Calvin Green.
"Five Hundred Dollars" by Heman White Chaplin
Calvin, John (1509-1564), 7.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
He has good authority to quote; Calvin wore them, and so, I believe, did Luther.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Nor could Calvinism have found a home across the northern border.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
At Geneva, where Calvin had instituted a little tyranny of his own, Voltaire was made welcome.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
It was impossible to befriend Calvinism abroad without furthering Calvinism at home.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Let me present you to your uncle, Mr. Samuel, and your cousin, Master Calvin Rosewarne.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The Secretary: On November 8th, I received a letter from Calvin J. Huson, the Commissioner of Agriculture of New York, to this effect.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
I certainly do not go blindly over hedge and ditch after the opinions of John Calvin.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
On the other hand, it may be admitted that Calvin's reason is sometimes the dupe of Calvin's reasoning.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
I've come, Calvin, to see if you've heard about Sam.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
Calvinism spread fast over France; it began crowding Lutheranism from parts of Germany.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
Luther, Knox, Calvin, believed in religious liberty only when they were in the minority.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Calvin establishes the Genevan system.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
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In poetry:

"The living fountain overflows
For every flock, for every lamb,
Nor heeds, though angry creeds oppose
With Luther's dike or Calvin's dam."
"Robinson Of Leyden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
O spirit of Calvin! O shade of John Knox!
The Kirk is in danger, her faith orthodox;
In Moses, the God-given commandments an' law,
There are mony that say are worth naething ava.
"Rhymes For The Times: III" by Janet Hamilton
Chemist, you breed
In orient climes each sorcerous weed
That energizes dream--
Transmitted, spread in myths and creeds,
Houris and hells, delirious screeds
And Calvin's last extreme.
"The New Zealot To The Sun" by Herman Melville

In news:

View full size AP Photo/Paul Sakuma Oregon State's Calvin Haynes (22) has his shot blocked by Stanford's Josh Huestis on Saturday.
Brad and Emily met at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. And on August 31, 2012, he took her to Tunnel Park on Lake Michigan.
Son of the late Calvin Littlejohn and Mary Ann (Lane) Littlejohn , he was a member of Zion's Cause Baptist Church.
Live Oak 49, Methodist Home 45: Calvin Hill scored touchdowns receiving, running and on a fourth-quarter interception return as the Falcons staved off a wild rally from the Bulldogs.
In this Sept 7, 2008 file photo, Model Gabriel Aubry and actress Halle Berry attends the Calvin Klein 40th anniversary party during Fashion Week in New York.
Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Sophia Takal, Kate Lyn Sheil, Calvin Reeder.
The British singer, who also adopted her BF's half-shaved hairstyle, has partnered with EDM star Calvin Harris for 'I Need Your Love' from his upcoming album '18 Months.
Although I hope you don't wind up paired with any lugers named Calvin Klein, Jock E Brand or L.A. Tongan luger 's name-change part of guerilla marketing by underwear company.
Folk music mainstay Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse marks 30 years.
To Jane Calvin Sanchez, the history of New Mexico was more fascinating than anything else in her life.
At Calvin Klein's Mind-blowing High Line Party.
Chairman Ed Eilert and Commissioner Calvin Hayden The Johnson County Fair truly is as American as apple pie.
Big Cats Obsess Over Calvin Klein's 'Obsession for Men'.
The early strips in Grall's compendium owe significant debt to Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes.
The daughter of the late Calvin and Ruth (Plauck) Wolford.
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In science:

Springer, New York. Guan, Y., Sherman, M. and Calvin, J. A. (2004). A nonparametric test for spatial isotropy using subsampling. J.
Random Marked Sets
Calvin: Deterministic or not? free will to choose.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
In Huzihiro Araki, Calvin Moore, Serban-Valentin Stratila, and Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, editors, Operator algebras and their connections with topology and ergodic theory, volume 1132 of Lecture Notes in Mathematics, pages 556–588.
Partial freeness of random matrices
In fact, using the ideas of Calvin Elgot and his collaborators, see [E] and [EBT], combined with a coalgebraic approach to systems of recursive equations [R] and [AAMV], one may drop the additional structure altogether and define solutions by corecursion , i.e., by means of a final coalgebra.
Final coalgebras in accessible categories
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