[ wi-zel ]
/ wɪˈzɛl /


El·ie [el-ee] /ˈɛl i/, Eliezer, born 1928, U.S. author, born in Romania: Nobel Peace Prize 1986.
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Examples from the Web for wiesel

  • As an author, activist, and public intellectual, Wiesel has done all of these things and a good deal more.

    Elie Wiesel's Great Regret|Jonathan Mahler|April 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Wiesel suggested that instead of bailing out banks the government should bail out all the nonprofits ruined by the charlatans.

  • Wiesel soon became the assiduous and indispensable friend of the family.

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British Dictionary definitions for wiesel


/ (ˈviːzəl) /


Elie. born 1928, US human rights campaigner: noted esp for his documentaries of wartime atrocities against the Jews; Nobel peace prize (1986); honorary knighthood (2006)
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Medicine definitions for wiesel


[ vēsəl ]
Torsten Nils Born 1924

Swedish-born American physiologist. He shared a 1981 Nobel Prize for studies on the organization and function of the brain.
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