Alger



Horatio, Jr. 1834–99, U.S. novelist: author of a series of books for boys.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

The contention was that a sellout was taking place led by, of all people, Richard Nixon, who originally exposed Alger Hiss.
The End of the Illusion: America Finally Learns Its Limits Jacob Heilbrunn April 29, 2013

Historical Examples

“Perhaps,” said Mrs. Alger, looking at the favorite not very favorably.
Dr. Breen’s Practice William Dean Howells

Custer says in his report that Alger’s orders were to stop at the station.
Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd

The tendency of Alger stories is to the formation of an honorable, manly character.
Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol Alan Douglas

I did not know but we should see you the day after Alger was here.
The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters Henry David Thoreau

This is one of Mr. Alger’s most attractive stories and is sure to please all readers.
With the Swamp Fox James Otis

The Bourse of Alger spent from 600 to 700 francs a year on the service of viaticum.
Syndicalism in France Louis Levine

Who is more likely to be infallible, Mr. Alger or St. Peter?
Catholic World, Vol. XI, April 1870-September 1870 Various

Mr. Alger accompanied me to the neighborhood, but we were not able to identify the house.
The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV. Thomas Paine

As a battalion commander Colonel Alger had few equals and no superiors.
Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd

noun
Horatio. 1834–99, US author of adventure stories for boys, including Ragged Dick (1867)

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