- a male given name, German form of William.
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Contemporary Examples of wilhelm
Klocker says he was bitter and would compare himself to such persecuted gurus as Timothy Leary and Wilhelm Reich.
The doctrines, which drew on the likes of Wilhelm Reich, replaced absolute fidelity with ordained promiscuity.
Two of them, Wilhelm, an officer, and his brother, Friedhelm, are about to leave for the front.
Lieut. Wilhelm Winter says at the outset that he is fighting for the Fatherland, but by 1941 he is fighting for the Fuhrer.
She continued to go by the surname Wilhelm, but Bill took her maiden name as a tribute to her.The Wind Beneath de Blasio’s Wings
November 5, 2013
Historical Examples of wilhelm
He took father's hand and shook it heartily: 'May it be so, friend Wilhelm, may it be so,' he said.The Marx He Knew
The type of this sort of fiction is Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister."Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism
F. V. N. Painter
When we pass to "Wilhelm Meister," we are in quite a different world.Visions and Revisions
John Cowper Powys
It was very amusing but I did not like it nearly so well as "Wilhelm Tell."Story of My Life
Walter and Wilhelm in the depth sport with a liddle gross-bow.Vice Versa
- the German name of William I (def. 3)
- the German name of William II (def. 2)
A German emperor, or kaiser, of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After disagreements with Kaiser Wilhelm in the late nineteenth century, Otto von Bismarck resigned as head of the German government. Wilhelm then made aggressive moves abroad that increased instability throughout Europe. He ruled Germany in World War I and abdicated after his country's defeat. He lived the rest of his life in obscurity in The Netherlands.