[lawr-uh nz, lohr-; German loh-rents]


A·dolf [ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf] /ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈɑ dɔlf/, 1854–1946, Austrian orthopedic surgeon.
Kon·rad (Za·cha·ri·as) [kon-rad zak-uh-rahy-uh s; German kawn-raht tsah-khah-ree-ahs] /ˈkɒn ræd ˌzæk əˈraɪ əs; German ˈkɔn rɑt ˌtsɑ xɑˈri ɑs/, 1903–1989, Austrian ethologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1973.

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  • I guess, from the looks of things, most folks would have thought it would be the Lorenz girl.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • They still took their dinners at the Lorenz house up the street.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • She described the antecedents and characteristics of Lorenz.

    Olive in Italy

    Moray Dalton

  • This appears to be the basis of Lorenz's valuation of genealogy.

    Applied Eugenics

    Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

  • He had tried to abduct the Princess, and he was madly jealous of Lorenz.


    George Barr McCutcheon

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Konrad Zacharias (ˈkɔnraːt tsaxaˈriːas) 1903–89, Austrian zoologist, who founded ethology. His works include On Aggression (1966): shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1973
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