[ nee-boor; for 1 also German nee-boor ]
/ ˈni bʊər; for 1 also German ˈni bur /
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Bar·thold Ge·org [bahr-tawlt gey-awrk], /ˈbɑr tɔlt geɪˈɔrk/, 1776–1831, German historian.
Rein·hold [rahyn-hohld], /ˈraɪn hoʊld/, 1892–1971, U.S. theologian and philosopher.
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How to use Niebuhr in a sentence
Niebuhr “played by the rules” by affirming American exceptionalism, and writing about American innocence.Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary|David Masciotra|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reader of Thomas Merton and that bunch (and indeed Niebuhr--look at how Obama apparently immersed himself in Niebuhr).What Kind of Christian Is Barack Obama?|Michael Tomasky|May 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In a cage-match between nihilism and Niebuhr, who would you bet on?Is Obama Too Thoughtful?|Michael Signer|February 13, 2010|DAILY BEAST
His archæological knowledge, which fascinated Niebuhr, is of small account to-day.The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi|Giacomo Leopardi
Happily, at that time, Niebuhr was unknown, and sceptical criticism had not begun its deadly work.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
Niebuhr, the historian, once told him that he (Stein) hated a certain personage.
It is true, as Niebuhr asserts, "He is a very dishonest writer."History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
The most distinguished supporters of this theory were Niebuhr and Macaulay.The Roman Poets of the Republic|William Young Sellar
British Dictionary definitions for Niebuhr
/ (ˈniːbʊə) /
Barthold Georg (ˈbartɔlt ˈɡeːɔrk). 1776–1831, German historian, noted for his critical approach to sources, esp in History of Rome (1811–32)
Reinhold (ˈraɪnˌhəʊld). 1892–1971, US Protestant theologian. His works include Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932) and The Nature and Destiny of Man (1941–43)
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