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Thomas Edison

Many think Thomas Edison set up the first industrial research laboratory.
  prolific U.S. inventor of such things as the long lasting light bulb, recorded sound, and motion picture camera. (1847-1931)
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  • 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
  • There’s a poster with Thomas Edison’s quote: GENIUS IS 1 PERCENT INSPIRATION AND 99 PERCENT PERSPIRATION.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • He himself had been renamed after Thomas Edison, the great inventor.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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  • 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
  • He droned on insultingly, invoking Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Dale Carnegie, Spinoza, Thomas Edison, Sigmund Freud.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • 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
  • 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
  • And supposing he happens to be a Thomas Edison?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light

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  • I mean, who’s there been, really, since Thomas Edison?
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Thomas Edison’s last words were: "It’s very beautiful over there."
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • 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
  • 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
  • Like Thomas Edison, I think.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • My teachers and other staff members at Thomas Edison Elementary School intervened and notified the police.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • I left Thomas Edison Elementary School without having a single friend.
    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
  • I felt a coldness that was worse than the one at Thomas Edison Elementary School.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • He had an angular face, black hair, a black mustache, and dark eyes, the kind of looks soon to be coveted by an industry that Thomas Edison was just then bringing to life.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Never before had so many of history’s brightest lights, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Jane Addams, Clarence Darrow, George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, Henry Adams, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Nikola Tesla, Ignace Paderewski, Philip Armour, and Marshall Field, gathered in one place at one time.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • My mind returned to the Thomas Edison School in Daly City, California, September, 1972.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • 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
  • The next day after school, I physically dragged Carlos to Thomas Edison Elementary.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
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