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Brandt

[brant; German brahnt] /brænt; German brɑnt/
noun
1.
Willy [wil-ee;; German vil-ee] /ˈwɪl i;; German ˈvɪl i/ (Show IPA), (Karl Herbert Frahm) 1913–1992, West German political leader: chancellor 1969–74; Nobel Peace Prize 1971.
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  • Brandt, you can go back to the ship and bring back the rest of the women.

    The Long Voyage Carl Richard Jacobi
  • Then when the others had drifted off, Mason called Brandt and me aside.

    The Long Voyage Carl Richard Jacobi
  • Brandt and I stepped forward over the sill—and drew up short.

    The Long Voyage Carl Richard Jacobi
  • These, or something like them, were known before the time of Brandt.

    The Story of a Tinder-box Charles Meymott Tidy
  • She knows now that Brandt never loved her, and did love Alice.

British Dictionary definitions for Brandt

Brandt

/brænt/
noun
1.
Bill, full name William Brandt. 1905–83, British photographer. His photographic books include The English at Home (1936) and Perspectives of Nudes (1961)
2.
Georg (ˈɡeɪɔːɡ). 1694–1768, Swedish chemist, who isolated cobalt (1742) and exposed fraudulent alchemists
3.
(German) (brant). Willy (ˈvɪli). 1913–92, German statesman; socialist chancellor of West Germany (1969–74); chairman of the Social Democratic party (1964–87). His policy of détente and reconciliation with E Europe brought him international acclaim. Nobel peace prize 1971
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