[vawlf; English woo lf]
- Chris·ti·an von [kris-tee-ahn fuh n] /ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn fən/, Baron.Also Wolf.1679–1754, German philosopher and mathematician.
- Kas·par Frie·drich [kahs-pahr free-drikh] /ˈkɑs pɑr ˈfri drɪx/, 1733–94, German anatomist and physiologist.
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And he rejected the notion that Wolff Samson helped to bring the project to completion.Why Is Walmart Paying Chris Christie's Pals?
February 18, 2014
Wolff, added on his Twitter account: "I'm hearing the WHY, the big reveal, the scandal details, could come tomorrow."What Is the ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Reason Behind Murdoch’s Divorce?
June 14, 2013
The Duke of Deception By Geoffrey Wolff In his portrait of a con-man father, Wolff writes a memoir of perfect integrity.Book Bag: Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd on The Art of Nonfiction
Tracy Kidder, Richard Todd
January 22, 2013
It started last Friday when Wolff described Alter in his online Newser column as “the most pompous man in American journalism.”The Greatest Literary Feuds
The Daily Beast
September 6, 2012
As Wolff argues, "Absent an earth-shaking idea, Facebook will look forward to slowing or declining growth in a tapped-out market."Universal Wallet: Facebook’s Very Bright Future
Steven I. Weiss
June 14, 2012
Maimon rescued Wolff's Metaphysics from a butterman for two groschen.Dreamers of the Ghetto
They caught Wolff by his arms and lifted him to his feet, where they held him.The Plunderer
The work of Wolff, dead and forgotten, can have had no influence whatever.Spontaneous Activity in Education
So Wolff had ample reason to be anxious about his sister and her peace of mind.
"A correct guess, with all due modesty," Wolff answered gaily.
Wolff(vôlf)Kaspar Friedrich 1733-1794
- German anatomist noted for his pioneering work in embryology. His chief work, Theoria Generationis (1759), refuted the theory of preformation, which held that the embryo is a fully formed miniature adult.