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[nee-boo r; for 1 also German nee-boor] /ˈni bʊər; for 1 also German ˈni bur/
Barthold Georg
[bahr-tawlt gey-awrk] /ˈbɑr tɔlt geɪˈɔrk/ (Show IPA),
1776–1831, German historian.
[rahyn-hohld] /ˈraɪn hoʊld/ (Show IPA),
1892–1971, U.S. theologian and philosopher. Unabridged
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  • After reaching Udden, which Niebuhr found to be a town of only three hundred houses, the hill-country became more thickly settled.

    Travels in Arabia Bayard Taylor
  • The diligence of Niebuhr, though often impeded by illness, was immense.

  • Niebuhr was foolish enough to die of the Three Days of July, 1830, being a staunch conservative.

  • Niebuhr, the historian, was distinguished for his energy and success as a man of business.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • The several statements of Pollux, Niebuhr and Grote are true in a certain sense, but not absolutely so.

    Ancient Society Lewis Henry Morgan
  • Niebuhr always spoke of his wife as a fellow-worker with him in this sense.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • The historian Niebuhr, when he was the Russian ambassador, occupied it as his home.

    Under Csars' Shadow Henry Francis Colby
British Dictionary definitions for Niebuhr


Barthold Georg (ˈbartɔlt ˈɡeːɔrk). 1776–1831, German historian, noted for his critical approach to sources, esp in History of Rome (1811–32)
Reinhold (ˈraɪnˌhəʊld). 1892–1971, US Protestant theologian. His works include Moral Man and Immoral Society (1932) and The Nature and Destiny of Man (1941–43)
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