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Sagan

[sey-guh n for 1; sa-gahn for 2]
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noun
  1. Carl (Edward),1934–96, U.S. astronomer and writer.
  2. Fran·çoise [frahn-swaz] /frɑ̃ˈswaz/, Françoise Quoirez, 1935–2004, French novelist.
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  • Sagan is on the Bober; Bober, in every event, is between the Austrians and their aim.

  • But there were things impossible for Count Simon of Sagan to endure.

    A Modern Mercenary

    Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard

  • As if we were not as various as the colours in the old Sagan diadem!

    A Modern Mercenary

    Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard

  • Sagan's treachery passed by him in that moment of mad feeling.

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    Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard

  • Sagan was amazed at his own moderation in arguing the question at all.

    A Modern Mercenary

    Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard


British Dictionary definitions for sagan

Sagan

noun
  1. Carl (Edward) 1934–96, US astronomer and writer on scientific subjects; presenter of the television series Cosmos (1980)
  2. Françoise (frã̃swɑːz), original name Françoise Quoirez . 1935–2004, French writer, best-known for the novels Bonjour Tristesse (1954) and Aimez-vous Brahms? (1959)
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