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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How to use von in a sentence
But few of us would recognize the name of Dietrich von Hildebrand, a German philosopher-turned-outspoken Nazi antagonist.
But perhaps it is precisely for this reason that the rediscovery of Dietrich von Hildebrand could not come at a better time.
One would be hard-pressed to find an earlier opponent of the Nazis than Dietrich von Hildebrand.
Did the producers just reuse the von Trapp children from last year and hope that no one would notice?‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life | Kevin Fallon | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
David Lowery of Camper von Beethoven and Cracker made this case in a viral post from 2012.Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer | Arthur Chu | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The other was the spirited portrait of Baron von Friedericks, a happy combination of cavalier and soldier in its manly strength.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
The von Fleischl has long been the standard instrument, but has lately fallen into some disfavor.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
For accurate work the best instruments are the von Fleischl-Miescher and the Dare.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Birdie has fairly taken the fighting edge off Liman von Sanders' two new Divisions: he has knocked them to bits.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Christian William von Dohm, a Prussian statesman and scholar, died.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell