[ pas-ter-nak; Russian puh-styir-nahk ]
/ ˈpæs tərˌnæk; Russian pə styɪrˈnɑk /
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Bo·ris Le·o·ni·do·vich [bawr-is, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryeeslyi-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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Words nearby Pasternak
pastel orange, paste mold, paste-on, paster, pastern, Pasternak, Pasternak, Boris, paste-up, Pasteur, Pasteur effect, pasteurella
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How to use Pasternak in a sentence
“The Arts section is a brand that lives in people’s consciouses, but you can’t sell a product in that way,” Pasternak said.How NYT Cooking is crafting its recipe for community building one ‘generously buttered noodles’ sweatshirt at a time|Kayleigh Barber|December 8, 2020|Digiday
That same month the CIA rolled out its Pasternak-as-propaganda operation.Why the CIA Loved ‘Doctor Zhivago’|Kevin Canfield|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What did he write to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, to Boris Pasternak, to Stephen Sondheim, to Aaron Copland?The Perfect Book for Every Man in Your Life|Liesl Schillinger|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How much of this is Pasternak's fault is hard to say, but in the 1958 these awkward passages were clear, smooth and unpretentious.
And Russia embraces him posthumously, an honor that Pasternak might have hoped for himself.
At its mediocre worst, a la Pasternak, this subgenre of betrayal lit can be whiny and self-indulgent.The Literature of Betrayal|Lloyd Grove|March 25, 2010|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Pasternak
/ (ˈpæstəˌnæk, Russian pəstɪrˈnak) /
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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