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Proverbial saying, early 20th century; meaning that wealth gained in one generation will be lost by the third. The saying is often attributed to the Scottish-born American industrialist ...

From SHIRTSLEEVES to shirtsleeves in three generations

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Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (6 ed.)

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...In America, where there are ‘but three generations from shirt-sleeves to shirt-sleeves,’ the whole of a son’s fortune is well spent upon his training, though he must go out into life with the tastes of a gentleman, and no income to support them. 1907 n. m. butler True & False Democracy ii. No artificial class distinctions can long prevail in a society like ours [in the US] of which it is truly said to be often but three generationsfrom shirt‐sleeves to shirt‐sleeves’. 1957 j. s. bruner in Psychological Review LXIV. 125 From shirtsleeves to...

shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations, from

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... to shirtsleeves in three generations, from proverbial saying, early 20th century; meaning that wealth gained in one generation will be lost by the third. The saying is sometimes attributed to and used on several occasions by the Scottish-born American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie ( 1835–1919 ) but not demonstrably originated by him. A similar idea is found in from clogs to clogs in three generations...

shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations, from

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Proverbial saying, early 20th century; meaning that wealth gained in one generation will be lost by the third. The saying is often attributed to the Scottish-born American industrialist and ...
clogs to clogs is only three generations, from

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Proverbial saying, late 19th century, said to be a Lancashire proverb; the clog, a shoe with a thick wooden sole, was worn by manual workers in the north of England. The implication is that the ...
Jung, Carl – A Perspective

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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...in his shirtsleeves chopping his own kindling with a Swiss machete (shown in several “Here's the Real Jung” publications). Beyond the apparently shallow dimensions so played up in the biographies that worship “guru Jung,” however, it is pretty clear that Jung would have supported deep ecology as expressed by Gottlieb: “enlarging our sense of our own selfhood” (Gottlieb 1996 : 518) and rejecting definitions that might separate “human beings from the rest of the natural world” (Gottlieb 1996 : 517). But that world may be almost unintelligible to our own...

West, Nathanael

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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...Weinstein . He was born Nathan Weinstein in New York City on 17 October 1903 to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents. He was the first child of Anna Wallenstein and Max Weinstein . His father made his fortune in the construction and real-estate business, but it was largely wiped out in the stock market crash of 1929 . (Like many, he went from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in a lifetime.) West made good use of his family's wealth, while it existed, to educate himself in literature and art. Knowledgeable in classical and contemporary literature, he...

Greece

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...in the human sciences related to dance. Since 1987 an international conference on dance research has taken place in a different town of Greece every year. It is attended by an average of three hundred specialists from twenty-five countries and has provided great impetus for dance scholarship to both Greek and foreign practitioners. Its proceedings, in English and Greek, constitute the main contribution to the body of literature reviewed above. The state-supported Greek Dance Theater in Athens has a research library containing all publications related to...

clogs to clogs is only three generations, from

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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...to clogs is only three generations, from proverbial saying, late 19th century, said to be a Lancashire proverb; the clog , a shoe with a thick wooden sole, was worn by manual workers in the north of England. The implication is that the energy and ability required to raise a person's material status from poverty is often not continued to the third generation, and that the success is therefore not sustained. A similar idea is found in Dryden's Fables Ancient and Modern ( 1700 ), ‘Seldom three descents continue good.’ ( Compare from shirtsleeves to...

From CLOGS to clogs is only three generations

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Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (6 ed.)

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... CLOGS to clogs is only three generations Said to be a Lancashire observation on the rise of a family from a lowly position and its subsequent, equally rapid decline. Similar to from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations . The clog, a shoe with a thick wooden sole, was formerly worn by factory and other manual workers in the north of England. Cf. 1700 dryden Wife of Bath in Fables Ancient & Modern 493 Seldom three descents continue good. 1721 j. kelly Scottish Proverbs 312 The Father buys, the Son biggs [builds], The...

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Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (3 ed.)

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...or writer wants to avoid ‘his’ or ‘his or her’, and recourse to the plural is an old device: Everyone was in their shirt-sleeves — F. Tuohy , 1984 No one in their senses wants to create instability — Denis Healey , 1985 I really resent it when I call somebody who’s not home and they don’t have an answering machine — Chicago Tribune , 1988 Each parent has a duty to do the best for their own child — Independent , 1996 . 10 subject–complement agreement. When a subject and a complement of different number are separated by the verb to be (or verbs such...

Proverbs

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...early 17th century; late 15th century in French want of a nail want of a nail want of a shoe want of a horse Four eyes see more than two. late 16th century four eyes see more Four eyes see more A friend in need is a friend indeed. mid 11th century; 5th century bc in Greek friend in need friend in need From clogs to clogs is only three generations. late 19th century From clogs to clogs only three generations From shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations. late 19th century; sometimes attributed to and used on several occasions by Andrew ...

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