[keer-ki-gahrd; Danish keer-kuh-gawr]


Sö·ren Aa·bye [sœ-ruh n aw-by] /ˈsœ rən ˈɔ bü/, 1813–55, Danish philosopher and theologian. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of kierkegaard

  • Neither Paul nor Kierkegaard were kidding when they wrote of fear and trembling.

  • Kierkegaard is right: we are cursed to understand life only backwards while living it forwards.

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    Hurrah for Barnes!

    Roxanne Coady

    October 18, 2011

  • Kierkegaard, a sort of Swedish person, said, “Life is best understood backwards, but must be lived forward.”

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    My Address—and Apology—to Yale

    Christopher Buckley

    May 24, 2009

Historical Examples of kierkegaard

British Dictionary definitions for kierkegaard



Søren Aabye (ˈsøːrən ˈɔːby). 1813–55, Danish philosopher and theologian. He rejected organized Christianity and anticipated the existentialists in emphasizing man's moral responsibility and freedom of choice. His works include Either/Or (1843), The Concept of Dread (1844), and The Sickness unto Death (1849)
Derived FormsKierkegaardian, adjective
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