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Peretz

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[per-its; Yiddish. pe-rets] /ˈpɛr ɪts; Yiddish. ˈpɛ rɛts/
noun
1.
I(saac) L(oeb) or Yitzchok Leibush
[yits-khawk ley-boo sh] /ˈyɪts xɔk ˈleɪ bʊʃ/ (Show IPA),
1852–1915, Polish author: writer of plays, poems, and short stories in Yiddish.
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  • As to Peretz's daughter, the notion of her assenting to marry him again seemed preposterous.

    The Imported Bridegroom Abraham Cahan
  • Peretz is one of the literary masters of to-day, but he writes in Yiddish, so the world misses his greatness.

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