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[nee-boo r; for 1 also German nee-boor] /ˈni bʊər; for 1 also German ˈni bur/
Barthold Georg
[bahr-tawlt gey-awrk] /ˈbɑr tɔlt geɪˈɔrk/ (Show IPA),
1776–1831, German historian.
[rahyn-hohld] /ˈraɪn hoʊld/ (Show IPA),
1892–1971, U.S. theologian and philosopher. Unabridged
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  • This Niebuhr, who was a surveyor by profession, was a young man who deserves our admiration.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • The diligence of Niebuhr, though often impeded by illness, was immense.

  • Niebuhr always spoke of his wife as a fellow-worker with him in this sense.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • Niebuhr, the historian, was distinguished for his energy and success as a man of business.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • Those who feel an interest in this subject would do well to consult Niebuhr.

    The Monikins J. Fenimore Cooper
  • This proves Niebuhr's supposition, that they were Talmudists, to be correct.

  • The historian Niebuhr, when he was the Russian ambassador, occupied it as his home.

    Under Csars' Shadow Henry Francis Colby
British Dictionary definitions for Niebuhr


Barthold Georg (ˈbartɔlt ˈɡeːɔrk). 1776–1831, German historian, noted for his critical approach to sources, esp in History of Rome (1811–32)
Reinhold (ˈraɪnˌhəʊld). 1892–1971, US Protestant theologian. His works include Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932) and The Nature and Destiny of Man (1941–43)
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