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  1. Austrian geologist who studied the evolution of the features of the Earth's surface, particularly the formation of mountains. His concept of the early supercontinent Gondwanaland was a forerunner of modern theories of continental drift.

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How to use Suess in a sentence

  • Between these land masses lay a great Mediterranean sea—the “Tethys” of Suess.

  • From his father Joseph Suess derived a dignified, almost military bearing, and his personal beauty from his mother.

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  • Suess, in his peregrinations, had obtained a thorough insight into the mysteries of this branch of business.

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  • Charles Alexander was aware that Suess knew too many court secrets to be allowed to quit the country.

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  • Moreover, the necessities of the Duke made him feel that he might still need the ingenuity of Suess to help him to raise money.

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