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[von; German fawn, unstressed fuh n] /vɒn; German fɔn, unstressed fən/
from; of (used in German and Austrian personal names, originally to indicate place of origin and later to indicate nobility):
Paul von Hindenburg. Unabridged
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  • He was not unfamiliar with the lot of one who dines with the learned von Herzlich.

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  • I have the Doctor von Herzlich been ge-speaking with—come, come!

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  • If Dr. von Horn were only there, thought the distracted girl.

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  • There had been no indication in von Horn's attitude toward the girl that he loved her.

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  • "What you have given you may take away," said von Horn, in a low tone.

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Word Origin and History for von

German, "of, from."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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