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Morone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Morone carnivorous fresh and salt water fishes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The words moron, imbecile, and idiot are not interchangable. The one with the highest level of intelligence is a moron, followed, by an imbecile, and then idiot
    • n Morone Maroon; the color of an unripe black mulberry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "sophomore" means "sophisticated moron."
    • n morone Same as maroon.
    • n morone A genus of fresh- and brackish-water percoid fishes which inhabit streams and river-mouths of the eastern and southern United States.
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Quotations

  • David Ogilvy
    David Ogilvy
    “The consumer isn't a moron. She is your wife.”
  • Leonard Neal
    Leonard Neal
    “The growth of affluence, the growth of education, has led to a shortage of morons.”

Usage

In literature:

You know as well as I do that she not only can't act, but she's merely a beautiful moron.
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
Moron died soon after of his wounds, at least I have no remembrance of seeing him afterwards.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. IV." by Robert Kerr
He might be happy, but he wasn't a moron.
"Lone Star Planet" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
Moron and Bagac on the opposite coast each report more than a hundred.
"Negritos of Zambales" by William Allan Reed
Was he dealing with a moron or a maniac?
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Difficulties in Care of Morons.
"The Family and it's Members" by Anna Garlin Spencer
He is a high-grade moron.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
M. de Witt represents the Canton of Castel Moron in the Council-General of the Lot-et-Garonne, and he is Mayor of the Commune of Laparade.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
He chose Cardinal Sirleto, a man most opposite in character and history to Morone.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
It is unfortunately safe to take for granted that a personal business letter is going to be read by a moron.
"How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters)" by Mary Owens Crowther
A fishy look would come in her clever eyes and she could assume the expression of a moron.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
It looked and acted like a moron M-3 all the time.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Morone, Cardinal, 148, 149, 151.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
Until some moron like Neal-Hayne puts me under protection.
"DP" by Arthur Dekker Savage
He's so used to living in the clouds he thinks the world is one big moron.
"Cue for Quiet" by Thomas L. Sherred
Perhaps that is why you and I get along so well together: we are both morons.
"Astounding Stories, August, 1931" by Various
The only passably good things he possessed were a head, in the style of Morone, and a Madonna and Child, after the manner of Carlo Dolci.
"The Patriot" by Antonio Fogazzaro
This artist was succeeded in the course of time, by his son, Francesco Morone, superior to his father, and by Girolamo da' Libri.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. 3 (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
Don't bulge your eyes and look moronic.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Morone, Domenico, a Veronese, b.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Volume VI (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
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In poetry:

First, I shall apply to Zabinas,
and if this moron does not appreciate me,
I shall go to his rival Grypos.
And if this idiot does not hire me,
I shall go straight to Hyrcanos.
"They Should Have Provided" by Constantine P Cavafy
John T. has perspicacity;
He has a vast capacity
For measuring his moron passing well.
Tho' men of seniority,
When they're in a majority
They'll send him into office for a spell.
"'John T'" by C J Dennis
But even morons think a while
When trembling on the brink a while
Of chaos, and they've lately come to see,
Subtracting his aggressiveness
And picturesque expressiveness.
There's noting much remaining of John T.
"'John T'" by C J Dennis
They glour at me, my tomes of learning.
"You dolt!" they jibe; "you undiscerning
Moronic oaf, you make a fuss,
With highbrow swank selecting us;
Saying: "I'll read you all some day' -
And now you yawn and turn away.
"My Library" by Robert W Service
He asked himself, poor moron, because he had
Nobody else to ask. The others went right on
Talking about form, talking about myth
And the (so help us) need for a modern idiom;
The verseballs among them kept counting syllables.
"The host, he says that all is well" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

"The Moron Brothers" -- life living/fishing in a shanty on the river.
I stumbled across this video the other day about two twins from Kentucky who jokingly call themselves "'The Moron Brothers".
A total financial moron explains it all for you.
Bill O'Reilly is a moron .
Francoise Ducros used the word " moron " in the same sentence as the name of the unambiguously moronic US president.
Motor City moron throws a big handful of himself.
Skins would be ' moronic ' not to try to trade McNabb.
"' Moronic Bloggers' Is Redundant," Says CNBC Hostess.
Just when you think you've heard it all, wait… there's always another moron waiting in the wings.
Are you a moron, too.
Moron of the Day View Moron.
It didn't take long after Drake's 101-99 overtime loss to Western Kentucky in the NCAA tournament for the morons to come out of the woodwork.
Perry is a simple minded, moron.
But with the latest brace of sensors and cameras, the new S-Class does more than keep you from whacking the car in front or getting rear-ended by the moron behind.
It's easy to think that Harry Reid is a complete, off the wall moron.
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In science:

Morones Prieto 4500 Pte., San Pedro Garza Garc´ıa, Nuevo Le ´on, 66238, M ´exico 5 Instituto de Astrof´ısica de Canarias, V´ıa L ´actea s /n, E38200 La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain 6 Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley, Loc.
TASTE. III. A homogeneous study of transit time variations in WASP-3b
It dawned on the grasshopper that although the individual ants were just boring little morons idiotically following rules, the nest as a whole was managing to find the closest leaves, bring them back along optimal routes, and feed them to its plantations of fungi.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
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