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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 Russ Willey.

in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 165 words.

A shortening of ‘Sweeney Todd’, cockney rhyming slang for Flying Squad. The name is that of the Demon Barber

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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

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 53 words.

1. Irish: reduced form of McSweeney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname

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Sweeney

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 245 words.

Variants: Sweenie, Sweeny, Sweaney, Swinney, McSweeney, McSweeny, McSwiney, McSeveney, McSeveny

Current

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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, Edward

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business Finance; Politics. 88 words.

CBE 2014

Born 6 Aug. 1954; s of William Sweeney and Louise Sweeney; m 1987, Janet Roydhouse

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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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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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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, Brendan

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Medicine and Health. 128 words.

MBE 2003; FRCGP

Born 11 July 1946; s of James and Angela Sweeney; m 1973, Dr Rosalie T. Dunn; two snull...

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Sweeney Todd

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Legendary barber who murdered his customers, the central character of a play by George Dibdin Pitt (1799–1855) and of later plays; from the mid 1930s, Sweeney was used by rhyming slang as a...

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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 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 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, 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, Paul John

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business Finance; Politics. 97 words.

Born 16 Jan. 1989; s of John Gordon Sweeney and Anne Sweeney (née Doherty)

MP (Lab Co-op) Glasgow North East, since...

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