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Jespersen

[yes-per-suh n, jes-] /ˈyɛs pər sən, ˈdʒɛs-/
noun
1.
(Jens) Otto (Harry)
[yens ot-oh hahr-ee] /yɛns ˈɒt oʊ ˈhɑr i/ (Show IPA),
1860–1943, Danish philologist.
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  • What character would you advise me to select, Mr. Jespersen?

    Boyhood in Norway Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • And it is you who have frightened my servants half out of their wits, Jespersen?

    Boyhood in Norway Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • Jespersen pleaded guilty of adultery and polygamy, and was sentenced to imprisonment for eight years.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • "Go as Beauty," suggested Mr. Jespersen, blushing at the thought of his audacity.

    Boyhood in Norway Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • Doctor Jespersen admits that our tongue has a certain masculine ungainliness.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover Maurice Francis Egan
  • He and Prof. Jespersen are amongst the most famous philologists who support the movement.

    International Language Walter J. Clark
British Dictionary definitions for Jespersen

Jespersen

/ˈjɛspəsən; ˈdʒɛs-/
noun
1.
(Jens) Otto (Harry). 1860–1943, Danish philologist: author of Modern English Grammar (1909–31)
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