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[lahks-nes] /ˈlɑks nɛs/
Halldór Kiljan
[hahl-dohr kil-yahn] /ˈhɑl doʊr ˈkɪl yɑn/ (Show IPA),
1902–98, Icelandic writer: Nobel Prize 1955. Unabridged
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  • Quite aware of his inclination to Laxness, I was yet unprepared for his present state.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • The Laxness of the family housekeeping had led him to distrust all hands and heads but his own.

    The Madigans Miriam Michelson
  • In Laxness of morals and in luxury this period was much like the two preceding.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • He was as good as his word, speaking of the Laxness of both Iroquois and Wyandots.

    The Scouts of the Valley Joseph A. Altsheler
  • His convictions made him a vehement antagonist of churchdom because of its stiffness of creed and Laxness of practice.

    Prophets of Dissent Otto Heller
  • The general charge seems to be of Laxness and needlessly high salaries rather than any wholesale corruption.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Indeed, their Laxness was also much canvassed with us, and the more staid of the visitors openly enough expressed their censure.

    Lola Montez Edmund B. d'Auvergne
  • Conventionality took the place of the old freedom and joyousness which had so often degenerated into Laxness.

  • Laxness in the care of one's room may mean the habit of Laxness in other and more important ways.

British Dictionary definitions for Laxness


Halldór (Kiljan) (haldəʊr). 1902–98, Icelandic novelist, noted for his treatment of rural working life in Iceland. His works include Salka Valka (1932) and Independent People (1935). Nobel prize for literature 1955
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