[ yes-per-suhn, jes- ]
/ ˈyɛs pər sən, ˈdʒɛs- /
(Jens) Ot·to (Har·ry) [yens ot-oh hahr-ee], /yɛns ˈɒt oʊ ˈhɑr i/, 1860–1943, Danish philologist.
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How to use Jespersen in a sentence
Sivert Jespersen, too, had been a peasant lad who had worked himself up from nothing.
He had already observed here and there something of the disapprobation which had manifested itself in Sivert Jespersen's remark.
The dinner at Sivert Jespersen's the following day was silent, for all were in a state of suspense.
Sivert Jespersen begged her to read the account of the apparition, if that happened to be the book of which she spoke.
But when he had finished, Sivert Jespersen, with a cringing smile, said: "I think now we had better sing a hymn."
British Dictionary definitions for Jespersen
(Jens) Otto (Harry). 1860–1943, Danish philologist: author of Modern English Grammar (1909–31)
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