[von; German fawn, unstressed fuh n]
- from; of (used in German and Austrian personal names, originally to indicate place of origin and later to indicate nobility): Paul von Hindenburg.
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Examples from the Web for von
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David Lowery of Camper von Beethoven and Cracker made this case in a viral post from 2012.Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer
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Von Furstenberg generally refuses to meditate on the meaning of life.
“He deserves 80 percent of the credit [for us being together],” says von Furstenberg.
“Looking back now, she really is the one who said, ‘This is genius,’” von Furstenberg recalls.
He was not unfamiliar with the lot of one who dines with the learned Von Herzlich.
I have the Doctor von Herzlich been ge-speaking with—come, come!
If Dr. von Horn were only there, thought the distracted girl.
There had been no indication in von Horn's attitude toward the girl that he loved her.
"What you have given you may take away," said von Horn, in a low tone.
Word Origin and History for von
German, "of, from."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper