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  • The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
    The A.L. or 'Popular' Model
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n popularism music adapted to the understanding and taste of the majority
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Popular microscope Popular microscope


  • Kirstie Alley
    Kirstie Alley
    “You are not in business to be popular.”
  • William Cowper
    “O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?”
  • Horace Greeley
    Horace Greeley
    “Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.”
  • John Bright
    John Bright
    “Popular applause veers with the wind.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Avoid popularity if you would have peace.”


In literature:

Its provisions were intolerable to the popular conscience.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Observations on Popular Antiquities: chiefly illustrating the origin of our vulgar Customs, Ceremonies, and Superstitions.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
One can see at once that it has laid hold of the popular sense, the popular memory.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It was never a very popular office to be chief publican.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The proper mental attitude of the general historian is to take no thought of popularity.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
But the rides were most popular and frequent.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
These measures greatly increased his influence and popularity.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
He was not popular in Boston in his last days there.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
I wish our national feast of fireworks revolved round something positive and popular.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
With the popular feeling thus warmly enlisted against the ministry, George III.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
Leaving the sea, he studied singing, and soon became popular.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
Ernani is typical of his first style, and was immensely popular.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
The singer who lives a narrow and bigoted existence rarely meets with wide popular approval.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
Of the three probably Raphael has had the widest popular influence.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
In studying the influence of depreciation upon rent, it is necessary to use that term in its popular rather than in its scientific sense.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
There was no substratum of popular discontent left in England on which a dangerous insurrection might be built up.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 5" by Various
In the early 14th century the writings of Richard Rolle and his school attained great popularity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Others, who were merely popular painters of the hour, are forgotten.
"Forty Years of 'Spy'" by Leslie Ward
This mixture of the comic and tragic survived in the popular drama despite the opposition of the humanists.
"Tragedy" by Ashley H. Thorndike
The Colt single action Army is the most popular belt or holster weapon among ranchmen, cowboys, prospectors, and others.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright

In poetry:

But outer Space,
At least this far,
For all the fuss
Of the populace
Stays more popular
Than populous
"But Outer Space" by Robert Frost
And yet, in spite of this, there are
Some persons who, at diff'rent times,
--(Because I am so popular)--
accuse me of most awful crimes;
A girl once said I was a flirt!
Oh my! how the expression hurt!
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
If he buys a friend a rickey not for any special cause,
He is captain of the lush-and-spendthrift squad;
If, before he spends a million, he will think a bit and pause,
There's a popular impression he's a wad.
"Heads And Tails" by Franklin Pierce Adams
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
The highest duty to mere man vouchsafed
Was laid on thee,--out of wild chaos,
When the roused popular ocean foamed and chafed
And vulture War from his Imaus
Snuffed blood, to summon homely Peace,
And show that only order is release.
"To Lamartine" 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:

To find out, Consumer Reports put 19 popular products to the test against tough stains such as grease, grape juice and soap scum.
Today, the Allegro line that helped launch the Tiffin brand remains a popular choice with first-time and move-up buyers.
A guest post from Rose Martinelli, the former longtime admissions director at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, where she wrote a popular admissions blog, The Rose Report.
The idea of privatizing Medicare is not winning popularity contests with voters.
Larger "concert" cylinders like this were more expensive and fragile than regular cylinders, and weren't as popular.
Recently it's become popular in the beauty and food worlds for its age-defying effects and distinctive nutty flavor.
The authors of a popular college text I assign on the US Congress open their first chapter with a question.
Insurgent Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino ripped into all-but-certain Democratic pick Andrew Cuomo as " arrogant " this morning and said the popular attorney general was "squirming under a rock" over Obama's health care plan.
This is a very popular plant for us because it's very easy to grow and it's really pretty.
Obama gets 51 percent of the popular vote nationally, net of what the Republicans can suppress or disqualify.
Popular allegiance to a central national authority is weak.
Chilled jellied salads were popular on hot days in '60s-era Mississippi, and they were often a centerpiece at ladies' luncheons.
The NBA is fantastically popular, but says it is losing quite a lot of money.
The most popular boy bands since the 60s.

In science:

They became popular in the 30s in the context of QM-around-the circle, i.e., on a discrete periodic lattice of N points, see [W].
Sylvester-t' Hooft generators of sl(n) and sl(n|n), and relations between them
Hence, for DANs and RANs, the efficiency-improvement of NTL and NQL walks as to the NB walk re flects the fact that high clustered nodes are popular on them.
Walks on Apollonian networks
The most popular scenarios for the progenitors of Type Ia SNe can be summarized as follows: • Single degenerate scenario.
The chemical evolution of the Milky Way: from light to heavy elements
The idea is quite popular now, but the list of references on the sub ject is too long to be presented in this note.
Is Radiation of Quantized Black Holes Observable?
However, there are popular non-trivial examples in the literature, for which the converse is not true.
Spherical completeness of the non-archimedean ring of Colombeau generalized numbers
However, in very large models, such approaches are not practicable and some selection strategy must be applied to obtain tests of reasonable size. A popular selection criterion is transition coverage.
Uniform Random Sampling of Traces in Very Large Models
We will focus on the most popular one, the Erd¨os-R´enyi G(n, p) model (some other models will be discussed in the concluding remarks).
The Rank of Random Graphs
We can fix ε as any small constant. A popular choice is to set ε = 1/2e.
Random walks on hypergroup of conics in finite fields
Conformal loop ensembles have recently gained popularity.
Conformal Random Geometry
The motivation for this paper comes from relating a heuristic texture synthesis algorithm popular in computer vision to general nonparametric bootstrapping of stationary random fields.
Texture synthesis and nonparametric resampling of random fields
The point of departure for our research is a simple and very popular heuristic resampling algorithm for texture synthesis which produces excellent visual results but has no theoretical justification or statistical framework.
Texture synthesis and nonparametric resampling of random fields
For the final two panels of Fig. 1 we use single-j spaces, popular with many investigations of random interactions.
A new puzzle for random interaction
However this class of functions is too restrictive; we will see below that the popular Gabr-Rao optimal lag-window is excluded from this construction. A much different approach to constructing bivariate lag-windows is considered in, but their focus is not on symmetrizing the lag-window function.
Multivariate Lag-Windows and Group Representations
Watts and Strogatz proposed a model, popularly known as ‘small-world network’, which has properties of small diameter and high clustering .
Random matrix analysis of complex networks
Among these, the eigenvalue fluctuations is the most popular one.
Random matrix analysis of complex networks