Ernst

[urnst; German ernst]
noun
  1. Max [maks; German mahks] /mæks; German mɑks/, 1891–1976, German painter, in the U.S. 1941–49, in France 1949–76.
  2. a male given name, form of Ernest.
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  • I will creep in to my Ernst, and I feel that I shall sleep calmly by his side.

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  • Then came Ernst, and I saw that he too made comparisons between us.

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  • May God support me, and Ernst be gentle towards his erring wife!

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  • I wish Ernst would fire again on his "old flame," and forget dinner.

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  • But Ernst shall not find me awake when he returns: this I have promised him.

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British Dictionary definitions for ernst

Ernst

noun
  1. Max (maks). 1891–1976, German painter, resident in France and the US, a prominent exponent of Dada and surrealism: developed the technique of collage
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