Pasternak

[pas-ter-nak; Russian puh-styir-nahk]
noun
  1. Bo·ris Le·o·ni·do·vich [bawr-is, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees lyi-uh-nyee-duh-vyich] /ˈbɔr ɪs, ˈboʊr-, ˈbɒr-; Russian bʌˈryis lyɪ ʌˈnyi də vyɪtʃ/, 1890–1960, Russian poet, novelist, and translator: declined 1958 Nobel prize.
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Contemporary Examples of pasternak

  • How much of this is Pasternak's fault is hard to say, but in the 1958 these awkward passages were clear, smooth and unpretentious.

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    October 31, 2010

  • And Russia embraces him posthumously, an honor that Pasternak might have hoped for himself.

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    October 31, 2010

  • At its mediocre worst, a la Pasternak, this subgenre of betrayal lit can be whiny and self-indulgent.

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    The Literature of Betrayal

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    March 25, 2010

  • Among his peers, few probably know Madoff as well as Pasternak, the former CEO of Knight Securities.


British Dictionary definitions for pasternak

Pasternak

noun
  1. Boris Leonidovich (baˈris lɪaˈnidəvitʃ). 1890–1960, Russian lyric poet, novelist, and translator, noted particularly for his novel of the Russian Revolution, Dr. Zhivago (1957). He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1958, but was forced to decline it
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