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Barth

[bahrth for 1; bahrt, bahrth for 2] /bɑrθ for 1; bɑrt, bɑrθ for 2/
noun
1.
John (Simmons)
[sim-uh nz] /ˈsɪm ənz/ (Show IPA),
born 1930, U.S. novelist.
2.
Karl, 1886–1968, Swiss theologian.
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  • There was a lot of talk—more than Barth usually heard or contributed in a month.

    Victory Lester del Rey
  • There were rumbles of uncertainty, but Barth saw that the seed had taken root.

    Victory Lester del Rey
  • Barth was remembering his histories, and the armies that had been swept together.

    Victory Lester del Rey
  • Barth strode up the ramp of his flagship, shouting out to his men as he went.

    Victory Lester del Rey
  • Dr Barth had procured an excellent one of the renowned Bû-Saef breed.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • Barth seized his pistols, when, just in time, he was told they were friends.

    Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
  • Barth, he felt sure, was one of the advisers who was holding Manfred back.

  • Barth started on his excursion, taking a north-east direction.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Ill go first, Barth will follow, and you hold yourself for the last.

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for Barth

Barth

noun
1.
(German) (bart). Heinrich. 1821–65, German explorer: author of Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa (1857–58)
2.
(bɑːθ). John (Simmons). born 1930, US novelist; his novels include The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), Giles Goat-Boy (1966), and Once Upon a Time (1994)
3.
(German) (bart). Karl. 1886–1968, Swiss Protestant theologian. He stressed man's dependence on divine grace in such works as Commentary on Romans (1919)
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