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Bastian

[bahs-tee-ahn] /ˈbɑs tiˌɑn/
noun
1.
Adolf
[ah-dawlf] /ˈɑ dɔlf/ (Show IPA),
1826–1905, German anthropologist.
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  • Beyond this Professor Bastian knows nothing--we know nothing.

    Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright
  • The Bishop rubbed his hands, and desired Mr Bastian to proceed.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • Mr Bastian smiled grimly, as he began to see the plot develop.

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • Yet if Father Bastian refused to shrive me, what should come of me?

    All's Well Emily Sarah Holt
  • Bastian, one of the Queens servants, was celebrating his marriage in the palace.

    Edinburgh Rosaline Masson
  • After the example of Liebig in 1870, Dr. Bastian did not accept the challenge.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • The more powerful a king of Loango is, says Bastian, the more taboos he must observe.

    Totem and Taboo Sigmund Freud
  • Bastian, in short, was quite a martyr in the cause of nematode anatomy.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Madame Bastian gazed into the shadow, where they made an indistinct group.

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