Bloch

[ blok ]

noun
  1. Ernest, 1880–1959, Swiss composer, in the U.S. after 1916.

  2. Felix, 1905–83, Swiss physicist in the U.S.: Nobel Prize 1952.

  1. Konrad E., 1912–2000, U.S. biochemist, born in Germany: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1964.

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How to use Bloch in a sentence

  • I think what I was trying to say is that there aren't any anti-Semitic portraits in Céline as deadly as Bloch in Proust.

    My Conversation with John Updike | Barbara Probst Solomon | January 29, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Pauli and his assistant Bloch visited once a Kabbalistic Jew on a very stormy night.

    Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ | Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  • The Jews determined to oppose their work, and Julius Bloch was one of the foremost to stone them.

    Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ | Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  • As a Jew, Bloch carried within himself a fragment of the Orient; was in himself an outpost of the mother of continents.

    Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
  • But there is music of Ernest Bloch that is a large, a poignant, an authentic expression of what is racial in the Jew.

    Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
  • Bloch's themes oftentimes have the subtle, far-flung, monotonous line of the synagogic chants.

    Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld

British Dictionary definitions for Bloch

Bloch

/ (blɒk) /


noun
  1. Ernest . 1880–1959, US composer, born in Switzerland, who found inspiration in Jewish liturgical and folk music: his works include the symphonies Israel (1916) and America (1926)

  2. Felix . 1905–83, US physicist, born in Switzerland: Nobel prize for physics (1952) for his work on the magnetic moments of atomic particles

  1. Konrad Emil . 1912–2000, US biochemist, born in Germany: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1964 for his work on fatty-acid metabolism

  2. (French blɔk) Marc . 1886–1944, French historian and Resistance fighter; author of Feudal Society (1935) and Strange Defeat (1940), an essay on the fall of France: killed by the Nazis

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