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Werner

[wur-ner; for 1 also German ver-nuh r] /ˈwɜr nər; for 1 also German ˈvɛr nər/
noun
1.
Alfred
[al-fred,, -frid;; German ahl-freyt] /ˈæl frɛd,, -frɪd;; German ˈɑl freɪt/ (Show IPA),
1866–1919, Swiss chemist: Nobel prize 1913.
2.
a male given name.
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  • Werner left, fully convinced that he had put me on my guard.

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  • "In the first place, Princess Ligovski is a woman of forty-five," answered Werner.

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  • Werner was with the princesses at the time, and told me that the effect of the scene was most dramatic.

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  • Werner clung on to his bridle with both hands, and we set off.

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  • I invited Werner down here to inspect the plant and you can fight it out with him.

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British Dictionary definitions for Werner

Werner

/German ˈvɛrnər/
noun
1.
Abraham Gottlieb (ˈaːbrəham ˈɡɔtloːp). 1749–1817, German geologist. He emphasized the importance of field and laboratory observation for understanding the earth
2.
Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1866–1919, Swiss chemist, born in Germany. He developed a coordination theory of the valency of inorganic complexes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1913
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