Jespersen

[ yes-per-suhn, 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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How to use Jespersen in a sentence

  • Sivert Jespersen, too, had been a peasant lad who had worked himself up from nothing.

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
  • He had already observed here and there something of the disapprobation which had manifested itself in Sivert Jespersen's remark.

    Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
  • The dinner at Sivert Jespersen's the following day was silent, for all were in a state of suspense.

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  • Sivert Jespersen begged her to read the account of the apparition, if that happened to be the book of which she spoke.

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  • But when he had finished, Sivert Jespersen, with a cringing smile, said: "I think now we had better sing a hymn."

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British Dictionary definitions for Jespersen

Jespersen

/ (ˈjɛspəsən, ˈdʒɛs-) /


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

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