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Eisenstein

[ahy-zuh n-stahyn; for 1 also German ahy-zuh n-shtahyn; for 2 also Russian ey-zyin-shtyeyn] /ˈaɪ zənˌstaɪn; for 1 also German ˈaɪ zənˌʃtaɪn; for 2 also Russian eɪ zyɪnˈʃtyeɪn/
noun
1.
Ferdinand Gotthold Max
[fer-di-nahnt gawt-hawlt mahks] /ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt ˈgɔt hɔlt mɑks/ (Show IPA),
1823–52, German mathematician.
2.
Sergei Mikhailovich
[syir-gyey myi-khahy-luh-vyich] /syɪrˈgyeɪ myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1898–1948, Russian theatrical and motion-picture director.
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  • "Fools," muttered Eisenstein, turning over and burying his face in his hands.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • Eisenstein was sitting in the place Meadville had just left.

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  • "We'd do what we were ordered to," said Eisenstein bitterly.

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  • "Hum," said Eisenstein, a curious expression of understanding on his flabby face.

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  • "Our top-kicker was in here a few minutes ago," said Eisenstein.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • On the other hand, General Eisenstein had anticipated delay.

    Carry On! Herbert Strang
  • General Eisenstein had in fact begun by apologising for disturbing Major Burckhardt at what was clearly an unseasonable hour.

    Carry On! Herbert Strang
  • They sat a long while looking at each other and giggling, while Eisenstein and the Frenchman talked.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • He thought of his friends, of Fuselli and Chrisfield and that funny little man Eisenstein.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • He kept looking out of the corner of his eye at Eisenstein, who seemed very skilful in a careless way.

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British Dictionary definitions for Eisenstein

Eisenstein

/ˈaɪzənˌstaɪn; Russian ejzɪnˈʃtjejn/
noun
1.
Sergei Mikhailovich (sɪrˈɡjej miˈxajləvitʃ). 1898–1948, Soviet film director. His films include Battleship Potemkin (1925), Alexander Nevsky (1938), and Ivan the Terrible (1944)
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