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Weil

[vey] /veɪ/
noun
1.
André, 1906–98, U.S. mathematician, born in France: brother of Simone Weil.
2.
his sister, Simone [see-mawn] /siˈmɔn/ (Show IPA), 1909–43, French philosopher.
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  • I supposed I was talking only to Mr. Weil, who is not in the profession and does not expect to be.

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  • "Very well," said Mr. Weil, more than delighted with the success of his experiment.

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  • He liked Weil, although they were as different in their natures as two men could well be.

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  • "And which you are always glad to get," interpolated Mr. Weil.

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  • "The best that can be got," replied Weil, now laughing in spite of himself.

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British Dictionary definitions for Weil

Weil

/French vail/
noun
1.
Simone (simɔn). 1909–43, French philosopher and mystic, whose works include Waiting for God (1951), The Need for Roots (1952), and Notebooks (1956)
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