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  • The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
    The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Populares The people or the people's party, in ancient Rome, as opposed to the optimates.
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Popular microscope Popular microscope


  • Kirstie Alley
    Kirstie Alley
    “You are not in business to be popular.”
  • John Bright
    John Bright
    “Popular applause veers with the wind.”
  • Kathleen Norris
    Kathleen Norris
    “In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.”
  • John Lennon
    “We're more popular than Jesus Christ now. I don't know which will go first; rock and roll or Christianity.”
  • Richard Marcinko
    Richard Marcinko
    “Popularity is not leadership.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    “A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

A popular origin cannot therefore be the characteristic distinction of a popular representative.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Congress, always the reflection of the popular will, and therefore not always abreast of the moment, was unprepared with reasons.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
In fact, he goes so far as to say that there are no really popular authors to-day.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
In popular language, he has three natures, a corporeal, a rational, and a moral.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
In England, especially, the cauliflower, as well as the broccoli, became a popular garden vegetable.
"The Cauliflower" by A. A. Crozier
The popularity of Hanna was used by many Republicans to offset the popularity of Roosevelt.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
The Rajah was popular among his subjects.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
His popularity now became immense.
"Louis Philippe" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
That restaurant may be quite popular now; it was getting better known even in my time.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
For his popularity cf.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
The newspapers, the popular literature, and the popular speakers show this current and popular tendency.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
James Mursell's, the popular pastor of the Baptist Chapel, and father of a still more popular son.
"Christopher Crayon's Recollections The Life and Times of the late James Ewing Ritchie as told by himself" by J. Ewing Ritchie
He had no popular censure to apprehend should he exercise indulgence, for the popular feeling was with the prisoner.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Immense quantities of tobacco were raised and sent to England and Holland, where it became widely popular.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Popularity of the Roman de la Rose.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
They had a certain limited amount of popularity, but did not take firm root.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
It is no great thing to reject the popular falsehoods; little and perhaps not hard.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
They promote only popular forms of truth, popular in all Christendom, or in their special sect.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
Part of this popularity is due to the poets, especially to Shakspeare.
"British Goblins" by Wirt Sikes
The contest ended in the victory of Wilkes and the electors of {82} Middlesex, and the popular ardour was quickly cooled.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease

In poetry:

And he sees the pleasant cottage,
To which in the flush of pride,
The popular village pastor,
Brought home a most haughty bride
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
Three fishermen sat by the side
Of the many toned popular stream,
That rolled with its heavy proud tide,
In the shade of its own dark dream.
"The Fishermen" by Ernest Jones
First sat there the fisher of France,
And he smiled as the waters came,
For he kindled their light with a glance
At the bait of a popular name.
"The Fishermen" by Ernest Jones
``If such content not, since your hopes aspire
On heights of popularity to tower,
I can conduct you on yet swifter tire
To winning—peak of Power.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin
There are who triumph in a losing cause,
Who can put on defeat, as 'twere a wreath
Unwithering in the adverse popular breath,
Safe from the blasting demagogue's applause;
'Tis they who stand for Freedom and God's laws.
"To John Gorham Palfrey" by James Russell Lowell
Oh happy was that humorist - the first that made a pun at all -
Who when a joke occurred to him, however poor and mean,
Was absolutely certain that it never had been done at all -
How popular at dinners must that humorist have been!
"The Played-Out Humorist" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Auden 's currency as a popular poet returned briefly after September 11, 2001, when "September 1939" found its way into many commentaries on the events of that day (including Commonweal's).
Promising longer life, increased efficiency, better color rendition, and superior durability, LED light bulbs are almost certain to increase in popularity.
GM's popular Terrain gets Denali treatment.
'Footloose' is one of some 30 upcoming movies retreaded from a popular 1980s film.
Axial releases some new option parts for their popular EXO Terra buggy, plus a replacement body for the AX10 Ridgecrest.
Addressing political prisoners' families, popular cleric decries what has become of the Revolution.
You probably know it by its popular packaging, Zithromax, or Z-Pack.
Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a tuneful and starry night at the.
President Barack Obama honored Burt Bacharach and Hal David on Wednesday night as "two kings of songwriting," presenting them the nation's highest prize for popular music at the White House.
Ballroom dancing remains a popular activity for people of all ages.
Little Bambino 's Tony's Restaurant is a popular eatery in Merrill gallery (9 photos).
Try, then tweak, this popular version.
Gino Bechi, an opera baritone who became a popular leading man in Italian musical films in the late 1940's, died on Tuesday at his home in Florence, Italy.
For a very long time now, collecting and trading baseball card s has been a popular hobby among all age groups.
John Kapualani Koko, a longtime member of the Makaha Sons — a popular traditional Hawaii music trio that played twice at Carnegie Hall and before President Bill Clinton — died yesterday on Oahu.

In science:

It turns out that the most popular growing network models can be reformulated in this static formalism.
Statistical mechanics of random graphs
The most popular DM candidate is the lighest supersymmetric particle, which, being stable and weakly interacting, has all the good qualities to be a successful WIMP.
Dynamical Relaxation of the Dark Matter to Baryon Ratio
Also, since the whole project was done within Rs400/- it can easily be popularized.
Simple 8085 microprocessor compatible I/O card
This class of models was first introduced, for the Dirichlet process, by Lo (1984) and later popularized by the development of suitable MCMC techniques in Escobar and West (1995).
Baysian inference via classes of normalized random measures
One of the recent most popular sub jects in the study of random graphs is proving sharpness of thresholds for various combinatorial properties.
Pseudo-random graphs
The most popular examples of moduli fields are the dilaton and overall modulus in stringinspired four-dimensional supergravity.
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
This particular choice has become popular in mesoscopic physics (see also ref. [209] where a more convenient parametrization was provided).
Functionals of the Brownian motion, localization and metric graphs
Another popular model of random matrices is that of random symmetric matrices; this is one of the simplest models that has non-trivial correlations between matrix entries.
Random symmetric matrices are almost surely non-singular
One popular explanation involves the long-range dipole-dipole interaction4, while recent theoretical work has identified a central role for dispersion interactions5 .
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
One of the popular approaches to the construction of the local cohomology modules uses cohomology of ˇCech complexes.
Comparison of certain complexes of modules of generalized fractions and Cech complexes
Note that the Gini dispersion ratio (G) is a negative function of λ for the Gamma distribution: G = Γ (λ+0.5) π2Γ (λ+1), so that the increasing inequality would also be indicated by this popular statistics.
Emergent Statistical Wealth Distributions in Simple Monetary Exchange Models: A Critical Review
Consider a list of n files whose popularities are random.
Limiting search cost distribution for the move-to-front rule with random request probabilities
It has been tested on two the most popular classical statistical systems containing quenched disorder: the random temperature and the random field Ising models.
Off-perturbative states in disordered systems
The most popular mechanism for the formation of large-scale structure and motions in the Universe is the gravitational growth of primordial density perturbations.
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
Another popular definition of a Calabi-Yau manifold is a Riemannian manifold with SU (n) holonomy, and its popularity largely comes from string compactification applications.
On Deformations of Generalized Complex Structures: the Generalized Calabi-Yau Case