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Jespersen

[yes-per-suh n, jes-]
noun
  1. (Jens) Ot·to (Har·ry) [yens ot-oh hahr-ee] /yɛns ˈɒt oʊ ˈhɑr i/, 1860–1943, Danish philologist.
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Historical Examples of jespersen

  • What character would you advise me to select, Mr. Jespersen?

    Boyhood in Norway

    Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

  • And it is you who have frightened my servants half out of their wits, Jespersen?

    Boyhood in Norway

    Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

  • Jespersen pleaded guilty of adultery and polygamy, and was sentenced to imprisonment for eight years.

    The Story of the Mormons

    William Alexander Linn

  • "Go as Beauty," suggested Mr. Jespersen, blushing at the thought of his audacity.

    Boyhood in Norway

    Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

  • Doctor Jespersen admits that our tongue has a certain masculine ungainliness.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover

    Maurice Francis Egan


British Dictionary definitions for jespersen

Jespersen

noun
  1. (Jens) Otto (Harry). 1860–1943, Danish philologist: author of Modern English Grammar (1909–31)
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