[ ahrn ]

  1. Thomas Augustine, 1710–78, English composer of operas and songs.

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How to use Arne in a sentence

  • Secretary Arne Duncan is right about the No Child Left Behind law: It is an unmitigated disaster.

  • Among the excommunicated is the former two-term Republican Governor Arne Carlson.

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  • “I wanted him to represent Wall Street, but Arne got me Rothschild,” Samaras says, referring to Evelyn de Rothschild.

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  • And in the end the Admiral presented Arne with two brand-new pairs of trousers and a pound in cash.

    Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • And whenever the conversation languished towards the milk-and-watery, Ferryman Arne would come and lend a hand.

    Dry Fish and Wet | Anthon Bernhard Elias Nilsen
  • But if his claim was not good, he could hardly have ventured to claim the authorship, as Dr. Arne would have been in his way.

    Ephemera Critica | John Churton Collins
  • Arne's sonatas, if not great, contain some neat, melodious writing.

    The Pianoforte Sonata | J.S. Shedlock
  • Arne now resolved to essay his powers in composition, by setting to music the libretto of Rosamond, written by Addison.

    Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia | William Hayman Cummings

British Dictionary definitions for Arne


/ (ɑːn) /

  1. Thomas (Augustine). 1710–78, English composer, noted for his setting of Shakespearean songs and for his song Rule Britannia

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