[wur-ner; for 1 also German ver-nuh r]
- Al·fred [al-fred, -frid; German ahl-freyt] /ˈæl frɛd, -frɪd; German ˈɑl freɪt/, 1866–1919, Swiss chemist: Nobel prize 1913.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for werner
Werner has also taken to living closely with his wolves, behaving as an alpha male to earn their acceptance and respect.Meet Germany's Wolf Man
January 29, 2013
Acclaimed documentarian Werner Herzog takes an unsparing look at the death penalty in his new film, 'Into the Abyss.'Werner Herzog’s 'Into the Abyss' Explores the Death Penalty
November 20, 2011
The daring German filmmaker Werner Herzog once walked a thousand miles to propose to a woman.This Week's Best Journalism
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May 6, 2011
His voice carries some of the Bavarian lilt of Werner Herzog, and he looks slightly like Daniel Day-Lewis when he laughs.Tarantino's Glorious Nazi
August 16, 2009
All three episodes starring Stellan Skarsgard as the tempestuous genius director Werner Vollstedt made Adrian look small.Is Adrian Grenier a Good Enough Actor to Play a Bad One?
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Werner left, fully convinced that he had put me on my guard.
Werner clung on to his bridle with both hands, and we set off.
"In the first place, Princess Ligovski is a woman of forty-five," answered Werner.
Werner was with the princesses at the time, and told me that the effect of the scene was most dramatic.
I invited Werner down here to inspect the plant and you can fight it out with him.The Forbidden Trail
- Abraham Gottlieb (ˈaːbrəham ˈɡɔtloːp). 1749–1817, German geologist. He emphasized the importance of field and laboratory observation for understanding the earth
- Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1866–1919, Swiss chemist, born in Germany. He developed a coordination theory of the valency of inorganic complexes: Nobel prize for chemistry 1913
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