HyperDic: john_scopes

English > 1 sense of the expression John Scopes:
NOUNperson John Scopes, Scopes, John Thomas ScopesTennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution
English > John Scopes: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningTennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970).
SynonymsScopes, John Thomas Scopes
Instance ofschoolteacher, school teacherA teacher in a school below the college level

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