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[hurn] /hɜrn/
James A(hern)
[uh-hurn] /əˈhɜrn/ (Show IPA),
1839–1901, U.S. actor and playwright.
a city in W Germany, in the Ruhr region. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mrs. Wentworth's husband was poor, and they lived on a small, rented place, near the Herne ranch.

    A California Girl Edward Eldridge
  • Mr. and Mrs. Herne have lived for twelve years in Ashmont, a suburb of Boston.

    The Arena Various
  • Early in 1836 the quiet of Herne Hill was fluttered by a long-promised, long-postponed visit.

    The Life of John Ruskin W. G. Collingwood
  • Mr. Herne is very domestic and lives a very simple and quiet life.

    The Arena Various
  • Herne's triumphant and demoniacal laugh was heard as he scoured with the swiftness of the wind down the long glade.

    Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth
  • You have been made happy doubtless with us by the news from Herne Hill.

    Hortus Inclusus John Ruskin
  • Herne freed himself from his ragged garment, and crept nearer.

  • And I am glad to see you, Mr. Petulengro; but this is sad news which you tell me about Mrs. Herne.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • "If that bull-headed butcher would have joined me, I would have liberated him as I am about to liberate you," pursued Herne.

    Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth
  • "That he has dealings with the fiend—with Herne the Hunter," replied Mark.

    Windsor Castle William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for Herne


/German ˈhɛrnə/
an industrial city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr on the Rhine-Herne Canal. Pop: 172 870 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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