Her·mann [her-mahn], /ˈhɛr mɑn/, 1877–1962, German novelist and poet: Nobel Prize 1946.
German Hes·sen [hes-uhn]. /ˈhɛs ən/. a state in central Germany. 8,150 sq. mi. (21,110 sq. km). Capital: Wiesbaden.
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How to use Hesse in a sentence
“To try and find out the reason for everything is very dangerous,” wrote the queen to Princess Victoria of Hesse, in 1883.
Apple returned to New York, where Leo Castelli had organized for him to stay with the artist Eva Hesse.
Hesse, who comes from a military family, is 24, and joined the military just two years ago.
Nevertheless they failed to take Cassel, the chief object of the campaign, and were obliged to retire from Hesse.
Early in the year the allies entered Hesse, and forced the French to retreat almost to the Main.
A treaty was made with the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel for the hire of troops, and the naval and military forces were augmented.
Mr. Hesse was engaged and Dalyrimple, waiting, began idly fingering in a ledger on the stenographer's desk.Flappers and Philosophers | F. Scott Fitzgerald
Two days later he again appeared in the office with the result of a count that had been asked for by Mr. Hesse, the bookkeeper.Flappers and Philosophers | F. Scott Fitzgerald
British Dictionary definitions for Hesse (1 of 2)
a state of central Germany, formed in 1945 from the former Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau and part of the former state of Hesse; part of West Germany until 1990. Capital: Wiesbaden. Pop: 6 089 000 (2003 est). Area: 21 111 sq km (8151 sq miles): German name: Hessen (ˈhɛsən)
British Dictionary definitions for Hesse (2 of 2)
Hermann (ˈhɛrman). 1877–1962, German novelist, short-story writer, and poet. His novels include Der Steppenwolf (1927) and Das Glasperlenspiel (1943): Nobel prize for literature 1946
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