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Verner

[vur-ner, vair-; Danish ver-nuh r] /ˈvɜr nər, ˈvɛər-; Danish ˈvɛr nər/
noun
1.
Karl Adolph
[kahrl ah-dolf] /kɑrl ˈɑ dɒlf/ (Show IPA),
1846–96, Danish linguist.
2.
a male given name, form of Warner.
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  • A portion of every morning he spent in the society of Miss Verner.

    The Grateful Indian W.H.G. Kingston
  • "That's what I'm beginning to think, too," Verner Hughes agreed.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • "He'll need a good pair of lungs to do that," Verner Hughes commented.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • He carried a cup in every evening, but Mr. Verner scarcely ever touched it.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • If Verner's Pride was rightly his, why have they taken it from him?

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • My mistress has sent me to ask if you'd be so kind as come to Verner's Pride, sir?

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Mrs. Verner is not the source of your ills; you must look nearer to you, for that.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I have been displaced from Verner's Pride, and from all power connected with it.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He had been almost incapable of it before Mr. Verner's annuity fell to him.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood

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