Definition of Tom Sawyer

1. Noun. The boy hero of a novel by Mark Twain.




Definition of Tom Sawyer

1. Proper noun. ''The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'', a popular 1876 novel by Mark Twain about a young boy growing up in the Antebellum South on the Mississippi River. ¹

2. Verb. To convince someone to volunteer, especially to do someone which one should do oneself. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tom Sawyer

Tolu balsam
Toluca
Tolyatti
Tolypeutes
Tolypeutes tricinctus
Tom Bradley
Tom Collins
Tom Collinses
Tom Hanks
Tom Joneses
Tom Paine
Tom Sawyer (current term)
Tom Stoppard
Tom Thumb
Tom Tom
Tom Wolfe
Tom and Jerry
Toma's sign
Tomahawk
Tomalin
Tomas de Torquemada
Tombaugh
Tombigbee
Tombigbee River
Tomblin
Tombling

Literary usage of Tom Sawyer

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1. American Book Prices Current (1913)
"Cl. (slightly worn, first issue; Charles Dudley Warner's copy, Adventures of Tom Sawyer. First edition. ... Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Toronto, 1876. ..."

2. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
""By and by I shall take a boy of twelve and run him through life (in the first person), but not Tom Sawyer, he would not make a good character for it. ..."

3. Mark Twain: A Biography : the Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
""By and by I shall take a boy of twelve and run him through life (in the first person), but not Tom Sawyer, he would not make a good character for it. ..."

4. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1908)
"[Tom Sawyer, having offended his sole guardian, Aunt Polly, is by that sternly affectionate dame punished by being set to whitewash the fence in front of ..."

5. The Writings of Mark Twain by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1899)
"Tom Sawyer ABROAD CHAPTER I. TOM SEEKS NEW ADVENTURES DO you reckon Tom Sawyer ... Some called him Tom Sawyer the Traveler, and that just swelled him up fit ..."

6. Moments with Mark Twain by Mark Twain, Albert Bigelow Paine (1920)
"FROM "ADVENTURES OF Tom Sawyer" (1874-5) A SPECULATION IN WHITEWASH Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming ..."

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