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one for the books

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • one for the books something extraordinary, such as a record-breaking performance or a remarkable accomplishment.
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Quotations

  • Mccosh
    Mccosh
    “The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that.”
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra%20Pound
    “Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.”

Usage

In literature:

I felt a sort of horror when I read in your letter you had ordered the Book {267b} into your Club, for fear some one might guess.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
One afternoon, after returning from a ride about sunset, I went into the library for a book which I had left there.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
There are several books of this sort on the market, or you can easily make one for yourself from an ordinary blank book.
"Short Story Writing" by Charles Raymond Barrett
Then the class sang one of the songs in the fourth-grade music book and settled back expectantly, for the feature piece of the afternoon.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
After reading the book one ceases to speak of "a" migration, or of "the" migration, for Negro migration ceases to be a new development.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919" by Various
Gardley arranged a comfortable seat for Margaret at the table and put in front of her one of the hymn-books she had brought.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
This, then, was one of the Bibles that the book-man had said he asked God to bless for the good of at least one soul.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
One cold, rainy day a large number of us were crowded into the largest wigwam for a talk about the truths in the great Book.
"By Canoe and Dog-Train" by Egerton Ryerson Young
It should be one of the most popular of the year's books for reading to small children.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The Bibliotaph added a new terror to life, for he compelled one to live up to one's scrap-book.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
One great benefit of a taste for reading, and access to the book world, is the service it renders as a diversion and a solace.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
He one day came to Uncle Richard and acknowledged it to be the best book for all who could read.
"In New Granada" by W.H.G. Kingston
Itm one olde sarvice booke for the minister.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield" by George Worley
I was not quite right, nor quite wrong; picking up one of the books, I looked at it for a moment, and found it to be the New Testament.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
The Bible is the one, all-important book for the Freedmen and their children.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
And in the third place, when one buys series, one only partially chooses one's books; they are mainly chosen for one by the publisher.
"Mental Efficiency" by Arnold Bennett
The two things one is most impressed with are his love for books and his love for Madeira.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
One may know them for years without ever getting beyond the outside crust, and the heart of them always remains a sealed book.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
This is one of the most entertaining books for young people which has been published.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
Really one of the best books for a Farmer to possess.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
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In poetry:

Free us, for there is one
Whose smile more availeth
Than all the age-old knowledge of thy books:
And we would look thereon.
"The Eyes" by Ezra Pound
The clear, bright atmosphere through which he looks
Is one by no dim, close horizon bound;
The power shed as flame from noble books
Hath made for him a larger world around.
"William Bede Dalley" by Henry Kendall
O Thou who carest for the falling sparrow,
Canst Thou the sinless sufferer's pang forget?
Or is thy dread account-book's page so narrow
Its one long column scores thy creatures' debt?
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Books we do have for almost any
Literate mood, and notepaper, envelopes,
For a writing one (to "borrow" stamps
Is the mark of ill-breeding):
Between lunch and tea, perhaps a drive;
After dinner, music or gossip.
"For Friends Only" by W H Auden
What man o'er one old thought would pore and pore,
Shut like a book between its covers thin
For every fool to leave his dog's ears in,
When solitude is his, and God forevermore,
Just for the opening of a paltry door?
"The Pioneer" by James Russell Lowell
Mayhap I'm prejudiced; mayhap I'm wise
To judge a fresh acquaintance by his eyes.
But show me one who has a dogs' straight look,
And I can read that fellow like a book.
I know him for a man who'd be a friend,
A mate, a sticker to the very end.
"Dogs" by C J Dennis

In news:

That's one for the history books.
One of the surest signs for us that baseball (and summer) is almost here is when we start hearing more about the baseball books on the horizon for 2008.
Alan Bradley's Flavia de Luce series stands out for the author's ability to make each new book at least as good as the one before.
In writing this and using the book flag of the United States by Moss for my reference, I want to point out a few things to the ones who contend that our Constitution was made without God.
This August will go down in the record books as one of the warmest months ever in the Brazos Valley, tied for first place with July 2009.
RG3's breathtaking debut one for the record books.
It is true that for many years after its publication, Irving's Sketchbook was one of the most popular American books.
5 finalists for the 2011 National Book Award for Young People's Literature (with one title dropped).
Books filled with fabulous fashion, homes and decor are the ones for which we sigh.
The 2012 hurricane season has come to an end and it's another one for the record books.
MIAMI (AP) — The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season that spawned the destruction of Sandy and Isaac has come to an end as one for the record books.
What to Do When No One Has a Clue, a book of "advice for the brave new world" by Stephanie Pierson and Barbara Harrison, will be released on May 11.
For weather watchers, 2012 is one for the record books.
One stylist said she cleared her book for part of the morning so she could help out.
Wise Parent is a book one could read during pregnancy to set a baseline, and then pick up often throughout the parenting years for reinforcement and contemplation.
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In science:

One reason why we opted for the (Vp, Ep, sp, ψp ) form in this book is that much of Chapter 3 would not work for Kuranishi neighbourhoods of the form (Vp, Ep, Γp, ψp, sp ).
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
At first thought one might guess that such a naive ranking will not be a good index for the popularity of books.
Existence of an infinite particle limit of stochastic ranking process
It is one of the few sub jects covered in this book for which we do not recommend that you avoid canned routines.
Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix decompositions
This allows an author re-using a collection of someone else within his book, to ensure that formulæ in this book are used consistently, for his items or the one of others.
Notations Around the World: Census and Exploitation
One related area which could fit int o this mould is the study of partial exchangeability in probability theory, for which we refer the reader to Kallenberg’s book [Kal02], the survey papers [Aus08, Ald] and the references given there.
Multiple recurrence and the structure of probability-preserving systems
The reader is referred to the following papers and books for comprehensive studies on a number of econophysical methods, such as the efficient market theory and technical analysis. It should be noted that a number of known methods and new ones will be used in this work.
Analysis of the trends in the index of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
There are a good number of variations on the problem depicted in Fig. 1.3, but here is one that has been particularly perplexing for a number of years — in spite of an existing solution claimed in the book of Jikov, Kozlov and Oleinik .
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
So one can imagine arguing that the physical book is partly an advertisement for itself-in which case 50 percent may be good.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
About one problem of Wiener-Hopf appearing in optimization of quadrature formulas. - In the Book: Boundary problems for differential equations. - Tashkent: Fan, 1975.
The Discrete Analogue of the Operator $d^{2m}/dx^{2m}$ and its Properties
For more studies on magic and bimagic squares, we suggest to the readers the two sites, where one can find a good collection of work, papers, books, etc.
DIGITAL ERA: Universal Bimagic Squares
The reader may consult, or one of the other books on operator spaces, for more information if needed below.
Metric characterizations II
For a global overview of these results, see the book of Hille . preferably to the one of Ince .
The Painlev\'e approach to nonlinear ordinary differential equations
The augmented book production is of course but one manifestation of the society’s increased interest for speculative trading.
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
For more information about the graph isomorphism problem, we refer to the book by K ¨obler, Sch ¨oning, and Tor ´an [KST93].
Computing Complete Graph Isomorphisms and Hamiltonian Cycles from Partial Ones
Varchenko for sending corrections to the book, including the one mentioned above.
On integral representations of q-gamma and q-beta functions
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