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Mann

[mahn, man for 1, 3; man for 2]
noun
  1. Heinrich [hahyn-rik; German hahyn-rikh] /ˈhaɪn rɪk; German ˈhaɪn rɪx/, 1871–1950, German novelist and dramatist, in the U.S. after 1940 (brother of Thomas Mann).
  2. Horace,1796–1859, U.S. educational reformer: instrumental in establishing the first normal school in the U.S. 1839.
  3. Thom·as [tom-uh s; German toh-mahs] /ˈtɒm əs; German ˈtoʊ mɑs/, 1875–1955, German novelist and critic, in the U.S. after 1937: Nobel prize 1929.
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  • The Mann Ranges were also clearly visible about ten miles off.

  • The Mann Ranges are very high and rough, and are composed of reddish granite.

  • "Certainly, nine—or half past eight, if you choose," said Mann.

    A Woman for Mayor

    Helen M. Winslow

  • Mann's face was a shade more purple for an instant, but he went on, unctuously.

    A Woman for Mayor

    Helen M. Winslow

  • Go on with you, I know Mr. Mann too well to believe such a yarn.

    From Farm to Fortune

    Horatio Alger Jr.


British Dictionary definitions for mann

Mann

noun
  1. Heinrich (ˈhainrɪç). 1871–1950, German novelist: works include Professor Unrat (1905), which was filmed as The Blue Angel (1928), and Man of Straw (1918)
  2. his brother, Thomas (ˈtoːmas). 1875–1955, German novelist, in the US after 1937. His works deal mainly with the problem of the artist in bourgeois society and include the short story Death in Venice (1913) and the novels Buddenbrooks (1900), The Magic Mountain (1924), and Doctor Faustus (1947): Nobel prize for literature 1929
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