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answered Awfully sophisticated proof for simple facts
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comment Mathematicians whose works were criticized by contemporaries but became widely accepted later
It is not {\it purely} figurative: negative comments have more effect if you are speaking of someone of a stature less than yours, and when you are older you are more recognized and your opinion weighs more (of course there are exceptions to this rule).
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comment Mathematicians whose works were criticized by contemporaries but became widely accepted later
Well, I am not going to give any concrete examples because they would concern people who are still (very) active. I was just trying to point out that "Mathematicians whose works were criticized by contemporaries but became widely accepted later" is happening constantly (depending on the definition of the vague and subjective "later", "widely").
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answered Mathematicians whose works were criticized by contemporaries but became widely accepted later
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revised Is there a (standard) name for $\bar{A}\setminus A$?
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answered Is there a (standard) name for $\bar{A}\setminus A$?