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von

[von; German fawn, unstressed fuh n]
preposition
  1. from; of (used in German and Austrian personal names, originally to indicate place of origin and later to indicate nobility): Paul von Hindenburg.
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  • He was not unfamiliar with the lot of one who dines with the learned Von Herzlich.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • I have the Doctor von Herzlich been ge-speaking with—come, come!

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Von Horn looked at him, a tinge of compassion in his rather hard face.

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • There had been no indication in von Horn's attitude toward the girl that he loved her.

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • If Dr. von Horn were only there, thought the distracted girl.

    The Monster Men

    Edgar Rice Burroughs


Word Origin and History for von

German, "of, from."

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