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Laue

[lou-uh] /ˈlaʊ ə/
noun
1.
Max Theodor Felix von
[mahks tey-oh-dohr fey-liks fuh n] /mɑks ˈteɪ oʊˌdoʊr ˈfeɪ lɪks fən/ (Show IPA),
1879–1960, German physicist: Nobel Prize 1914.
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  • If you want, return to your Mrs. Laue to-morrow, and it will be as if nothing happened.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • Mrs. Laue immediately became Lilly's confidante and counsellor.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • Mrs. Laue's boldest prophecies seemed about to be fulfilled.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • "Mrs. Laue will hide them for me, and she can keep them afterwards," she thought.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • Having inherited taste and talent for everything artistic she soon outstripped Mrs. Laue.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • After each transaction Mrs. Laue honestly settled accounts with Lilly.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • The dried grasses, the "grass flowers," as Mrs. Laue called them, charmed her especially.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • She also purchased a box of paints, and while Mrs. Laue clasped her hands in dismay, she set to painting bravely.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • Mrs. Laue, who during the weeks of Lilly's truancy had maintained glum silence, took again to depicting seductive futures.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • The old friendship between Mrs. Laue and Lilly had never wholly died down.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
British Dictionary definitions for Laue

Laue

/German ˈlauə/
noun
1.
Max Theodor Felix von (maks ˈteːodoːr ˈfeːlɪks fɔn). 1879–1960, German physicist. He pioneered the technique of measuring the wavelengths of X-rays by their diffraction by crystals and contributed to the theory of relativity: Nobel prize for physics 1914
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