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Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Symbolic character in the poetry of T. S. Eliot. representing the vulgar but vital force of life, particularly in modern man. He is introduced in “Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service” (1918)...

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Sweeney

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 139 words.

A shortening of ‘Sweeney Todd’, rhyming slang for Flying squad. The name is that of a fictitious barber who

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Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Symbolic character in the poetry of T. S. Eliot. representing the vulgar but vital force of life, particularly in modern man. He is introduced in “Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service” (1918)...

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sweeney n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 279 words.

a barber.

1922 Joyce Ulysses 308: Pictures of him on the wall with his smashall sweeney's moustaches. 1995 M. Simpson

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Sweeney Sunny

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 212 words.

b. Longview, Texas, USA. Where many contemporary country singers go from down-home roots to showbusiness sensibilities, Sweeney spent the mid-00s

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Sunny Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. Longview, Texas, USA. Where many contemporary country singers go from down-home roots to showbusiness sensibilities, Sweeney spent the mid-00s doing the opposite. She pursued a career in...

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Sweeney Todd

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

A ‘Musical Thriller’ which is often regarded as Stephen Sondheim’s most satisfying work to date - certainly his most grisly - Sweeney Todd opened at the Uris Theatre in New ...

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Julia Sweeney

Arthur J. Magida.

in Opening the Doors of Wonder

October 2006; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 4034 words.

The single biggest flaw in religion is the synonimity of god and nature and the assertion that the former is the cause of the latter. The portrayal of divine, omnipresent mercy, forgiveness...

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Matthew Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1952– ),

Irish poet, born in Co. Donegal and moved to England in 1973, where he now lives. His six collections include A Dream of Maps (1981), A Round House (1983), The Lame...

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Sweeney, Eric

Gareth Cox.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 371 words.

(b Dublin, July 15, 1948). Irish composer and organist. He studied music at Trinity College, Dublin (graduated 1969), the organ at the Conservatorio di S Cecilia, Rome (1969–70), and...

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Sweeney, William

Francis J. Morris.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 475 words.

(John)

(b Glasgow, Jan 5, 1950). Scottish composer. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (1967–70), and at the RAM (1970–73) with Alan Hacker (clarinet)...

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Sweeney Agonistes

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

AT: Wanna Go Home, Baby? A: T. S. Eliot Pf: 1933, Poughkeepsie, New York null...

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Sweeney Todd

Millie Taylor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Musicology and Music History. 7360 words.

In act 1 of Sondheim and Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd, Todd has a motivation for his actions, and his beautiful music gives audiences the opportunity to connect with his voice and his righteous...

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Sweeney, Samuel Harrison, Sr.

Carolyn Wilkins.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 612 words.

minister, was born in La Grange, Kentucky, the second son of John Sweeney, a mason, and his wife, Mary Sweeney.

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Sweeney, Sir George

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education. 97 words.

Kt 2000

Born 26 Jan. 1946; s of George Sweeney and Margaret, (Peggy), Sweeney (née Carlin); m 1968,...

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Sweeney, William Martin

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Business Finance. 100 words.

Born Calcutta 10 Oct. 1957; s of James Sweeney and Rose Catherine Sweeney; m 1984, Elizabeth Anne Smith; one s one d

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Frenzy of Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

12th‐century Irish text surviving in one 17th‐ and one 18th‐century manuscript. Mixing prose and verse, it tells of the madness that overtook Sweeney, an Ulster king, at the 7th‐century...

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James Johnson Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Brooklyn, NY, 30 May 1900; d New York, 14 April 1986),

writer and museum official. After receiving a BA from Georgetown University, Washington, DC (1922), Sweeney studied...

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Sweeney, Robert Augustus

Glenn Allen Knoblock.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 635 words.

a sailor in the U.S. Navy and two-time Medal of Honor recipient, was a native of Montserrat, a French possession in the West Indies. When he immigrated to the United States is not known...

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Sweeney, the Frenzy of

Edited by Dinah Birch and Katy Hooper.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 162 words.

12th‐century Irish text surviving in one 17th‐ and one 18th‐century manuscript. Mixing prose and verse, it tells of the madness that overtook Sweeney, an Ulster king, at the 7th‐century...

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Sweeney, the Frenzy of

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 162 words.

12th‐century Irish text surviving in one 17th‐ and one 18th‐century manuscript. Mixing prose and verse, it tells of the madness that overtook Sweeney, an Ulster king, at the 7th‐century...

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