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Perrin

[pe-ran] /pɛˈrɛ̃/
noun
1.
Jean Baptiste
[zhahn ba-teest] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/ (Show IPA),
1870–1942, French physicist and chemist: Nobel Prize in physics 1926.
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  • "I don't understand," said Perrin, listening very attentively.

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  • And the next day Perrin told me that my proposal was rejected.

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  • Perrin asked me to wait, and shortly after he came back to me.

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  • Perrin, very much touched, took both my hands and drew me to him.

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  • He brought it out of one of his numerous pockets and gave it to Perrin to read.

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  • As for me, I will own that to get Perrin in a fury was one of my delights.

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  • When this rehearsal was over Perrin came to me; he had an affectionate and constrained air.

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  • I accordingly screwed up my courage and went up to see Perrin.

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  • My friends were seriously concerned about me, and Perrin was informed of what was going on.

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  • Amazement could be read on some faces, and Perrin stood up terrified.

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British Dictionary definitions for Perrin

Perrin

/French pɛrɛ̃/
noun
1.
Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1870–1942, French physicist. His researches on the distribution and diffusion of particles in colloids (1911) gave evidence for the physical reality of molecules, confirmed the explanation of Brownian movement in terms of kinetic theory, and determined the magnitude of the Avogadro constant. He also studied cathode rays: Nobel prize for physics 1926
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