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Schlegel

[shley-guh l] /ˈʃleɪ gəl/
noun
1.
August Wilhelm von
[ou-goo st vil-helm fuh n] /ˈaʊ gʊst ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/ (Show IPA),
1767–1845, German poet, critic, and translator.
2.
his brother, Friedrich von
[free-drikh fuh n] /ˈfri drɪx fən/ (Show IPA),
1772–1829, German critic, philosopher, and poet.
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  • Miss Schlegel had never heard of his mother's strange request.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Tell me, though, Miss Schlegel, do you really believe in the supernatural and all that?

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  • Miss Schlegel always meant to get hold of Howards End, and, thanks to you, she's got it.

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  • The butler came, and said that Miss Schlegel had slept at the George, so far as he had heard.

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  • Whereas Miss Schlegel has lost no time in publishing the news.

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  • The crisis opened with a message: Would Miss Schlegel come shopping?

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  • Thence to a public library, but could find no satisfactory Schlegel in the directory.

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British Dictionary definitions for Schlegel

Schlegel

/German ˈʃleːɡəl/
noun
1.
August Wilhelm von (ˈauɡʊst ˈvɪlhɛlm fɔn). 1767–1845, German romantic critic and scholar, noted particularly for his translations of Shakespeare
2.
his brother, Friedrich von (ˈfriːdrɪç fɔn). 1772–1829, German philosopher and critic; a founder of the romantic movement in Germany
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