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Euclid

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Definition Greek mathematician known as the Father of Geometry (3rd century BC)
  • Euclid's Elements served as main text for teaching geometry for over 2,000 years.
Euclid = Greek mathematician known as the Father of Geometry (3rd century BC)
  • The first day of school in September he writes on the blackboard three words which are to stay there the rest of the year, Euclid, geometry, idiot.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • Euclid = Greek mathematician known as the Father of Geometry (3rd century BC)
  • We drove off campus and up Euclid, where many students lived in run-down wooden houses.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • "As our old friend Euclid says," murmured Poirot.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • But oh, Diana, tomorrow the geometry exam comes off and when I think of it it takes every bit of determination I possess to keep from opening my Euclid.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • It had long been sought in vain, he said, to demonstrate the axiom known as Euclid's fifth postulate and this search was the start of the crisis.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I'm inclined to agree with Euclid, I don't think these two parallels will ever meet.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • In other words, to put it into Euclid, or old-fashioned plane geometry, a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • "And human anatomy, I see, and Euclid's Geometry, or are you just recopying the text?"
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • With the same unerring instinct Mr. Stelling set to work at his natural method of instilling the Eton Grammar and Euclid into the mind of Tom Tulliver.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • They took De Foe to their bosoms, instead of Euclid, and seemed to be on the whole more comforted by Goldsmith than by Cocker.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Jose Faz would bring his son on errands to the Mart down on Euclid and Flores streets.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • A huge, illuminated geodesic dome it is, providing an overhead view with which Euclid would have been pleased.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • I have done some mathematics, including the first six and the eleventh and twelfth books of Euclid; and algebra as far as simple equations.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • It had always sounded strangely in my ears, like the word gnomon in the Euclid and the word simony in the Catechism.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • If he can, then is it as marvellous a thing in him, as if a man were able simultaneously to go through the demonstrations of two distinct problems in Euclid.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He could always reason things out if he had enough time, and he had read Euclid when he was five, but the test had a time limit so there wouldn't be a chance to think.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • Euclid P. Tinker?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • He regarded every public measure that came before him, a fellow Senator observed, as though it were an abstract proposition from Euclid, unfettered by considerations of political appeal.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Considering how much world there was to catch up with—Asurbanipal, Euclid, Alaric, Metternich, Madison, Blackhawk—if you didn't devote your whole life to it, how were you ever going to do it?
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March

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