- Willard van Or·man [awr-muh n] /ˈɔr mən/, 1908–2000, U.S. philosopher and logician.
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Later introductions also have this stress, as 'bvine', 'cnine', 'quine'.Society for Pure English Tract 4
Vive Klindworth, quine mangeait et ne buvait pas, mais qui assistait!Wagner as I Knew Him
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
Only the simple drawing, the ambe and the terne to be retained; the quarterne and the quine to be abolished.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
No; a quine in the lottery, won by Europe, and paid by France; it was hardly worth while erecting a lion for it.
The extrait gave fifteen times the price of the ticket; the quine gave one 21 million times the price.
- Scot a variant of quean (def. 2)
- Willard van Orman. 1908–2000, US philosopher. His works include Word and Object (1960), Philosophy of Logic (1970), The Roots of Reference (1973), and The Logic of Sequences (1990)
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