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Thomas Edison

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Definition prolific U.S. inventor of such things as the long lasting light bulb, recorded sound, and motion picture camera. (1847-1931)
  • Many think Thomas Edison set up the first industrial research laboratory.
  • I nodded my head as Thomas Edison Elementary School came into view.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Thomas Edison = prolific U.S. inventor of such things as the long lasting light bulb, recorded sound, and motion picture camera. (1847-1931)
  • Thomas Edison's last words were: "It's very beautiful over there."
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • He droned on insultingly, invoking Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dale Carnegie, Spinoza, Thomas Edison, Sigmund Freud.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • There's a poster with Thomas Edison's quote: GENIUS IS 1 PERCENT INSPIRATION AND 99 PERCENT PERSPIRATION.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Tesla, who did at least as much for electricity as Thomas Edison, had a quasi-romantic fascination with pigeons.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • By now, it had become something of a family joke, their Thomas Edison Mami, their Benjamin Franklin Mom.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I mean, who's there been, really, since Thomas Edison?
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • A few weeks earlier Thomas Edison, known widely as "the Wizard of Menlo Park," had paid a visit to Burnham's shanty.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • And supposing he happens to be a Thomas Edison?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • I mean, my father was Thomas Edison when it came to inventing punishments.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • As he drives me up the street, away from Thomas Edison Elementary School, I see some kids who seem to be fazed by my departure.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • He himself had been renamed after Thomas Edison, the great inventor.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • For example, many important people throughout history were considered different, such as Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Harriet Tubman, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Abraham Lincoln.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • My mind returned to the Thomas Edison School in Daly City, California, September, 1972.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • The next day after school, I physically dragged Carlos to Thomas Edison Elementary.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • One day, out of boredom I convinced Carlos to walk across the street to the new Thomas Edison Elementary School.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • I felt a coldness that was worse than the one at Thomas Edison Elementary School.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Without a word, Colin grabbed his book (a biography of Thomas Edison)56 and headed upstairs to his room, where he lay on his bed and read in peace.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Larry and I rode down the small street that led into the parking lot of Thomas Edison Elementary School.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy

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