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Lorenz

[lawr-uh nz, lohr-; German loh-rents] /ˈlɔr ənz, ˈloʊr-; German ˈloʊ rɛnts/
noun
1.
Adolf
[ey-dolf;; German ah-dawlf] /ˈeɪ dɒlf;; German ˈɑ dɔlf/ (Show IPA),
1854–1946, Austrian orthopedic surgeon.
2.
Konrad (Zacharias) [kon-rad zak-uh-rahy-uh s;; German kawn-raht tsah-khah-ree-ahs] /ˈkɒn ræd ˌzæk əˈraɪ əs;; German ˈkɔn rɑt ˌtsɑ xɑˈri ɑs/ (Show IPA), 1903–1989, Austrian ethologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1973.
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  • I guess, from the looks of things, most folks would have thought it would be the Lorenz girl.

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  • They still took their dinners at the Lorenz house up the street.

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  • She described the antecedents and characteristics of Lorenz.

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  • This appears to be the basis of Lorenz's valuation of genealogy.

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  • He had tried to abduct the Princess, and he was madly jealous of Lorenz.

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  • Prince Lorenz is also here, and these gray fellows are a part of his retinue.

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  • Lorenz was a good-looking young fellow, little more than a boy.

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  • Lorenz was lying on the bed, undressed and covered with blood.

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  • Lorenz's friends would have torn you to pieces had we not found you first.

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British Dictionary definitions for Lorenz

Lorenz

/German ˈloːrɛnts/
noun
1.
Konrad Zacharias (ˈkɔnraːt tsaxaˈriːas) 1903–89, Austrian zoologist, who founded ethology. His works include On Aggression (1966): shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1973
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