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Szilard

[sil-ahrd] /ˈsɪl ɑrd/
noun
1.
Leo, 1898–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Hungary.
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  • This circumstance and the night-season favoured Szilard's plans.

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  • Szilard began to perceive that this blind man was right in everything.

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  • And all this must have been done while Szilard had been sitting outside and his men had been sleeping!

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  • Szilard could not help being struck by the terrible comicality of the idea.

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  • Szilard seized him by the arm and hoisted him on to a chair again.

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  • She had nothing in the world but this one flowering plant which she called Szilard.

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  • Fatia Negra burst through it and Szilard followed in the gap that he had made.

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  • With contemptuous coldness Szilard replied: "Surrender, I will not bargain."

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  • "I mean to have yours," said Szilard and he drew a step nearer to the adventurer.

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  • Then he drew his arm through Szilard's and tripped off to the countess.

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British Dictionary definitions for Szilard

Szilard

/ˈsɪlɑːd/
noun
1.
Leo. 1898–1964, US physicist, born in Hungary, who originated the idea of a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (1934). He worked on the atomic bomb during World War II but later pressed for the international control of nuclear weapons
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Szilard
  (zĭl'ərd)   
Hungarian-born American physicist who introduced the concept of the nuclear chain reaction. With Enrico Fermi, he built the world's first nuclear reactor. Szilard was instrumental in the development of the atomic bomb.
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