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Eisenstein

[ahy-zuh n-stahyn; for 1 also German ahy-zuh n-shtahyn; for 2 also Russian ey-zyin-shtyeyn]
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noun
  1. Fer·di·nand Gott·hold Max [fer-di-nahnt gawt-hawlt mahks] /ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt ˈgɔt hɔlt mɑks/, 1823–52, German mathematician.
  2. Ser·gei Mi·khai·lo·vich [syir-gyey myi-khahy-luh-vyich] /syɪrˈgyeɪ myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/, 1898–1948, Russian theatrical and motion-picture director.
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Historical Examples

  • "Fools," muttered Eisenstein, turning over and burying his face in his hands.

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos

  • "Hum," said Eisenstein, a curious expression of understanding on his flabby face.

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos

  • "Our top-kicker was in here a few minutes ago," said Eisenstein.

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos

  • Eisenstein was sitting in the place Meadville had just left.

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos

  • "We'd do what we were ordered to," said Eisenstein bitterly.

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos


British Dictionary definitions for eisenstein

Eisenstein

noun
  1. Sergei Mikhailovich (sɪrˈɡjej miˈxajləvitʃ). 1898–1948, Soviet film director. His films include Battleship Potemkin (1925), Alexander Nevsky (1938), and Ivan the Terrible (1944)
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