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[byurn-suh n; Norwegian byœrn-soo n] /ˈbyɜrn sən; Norwegian ˈbyœrn sʊn/
[byœrn-styer-nuh] /ˈbyœrnˌstyɛr nə/ (Show IPA),
1832–1910, Norwegian poet, novelist, and playwright: Nobel Prize 1903. Unabridged
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  • In the very heart of a great forest in Sweden lived a Bear family, called "bjornson."

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  • This theatre did not even fully recognise such masters as Ibsen and bjornson until they stood on the heights of achievement.

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  • The two bjornson children, Knut and Otto, led a very happy life in the forest.

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  • He read deep philosophical works, forbade his family to go to church, and had been visited by bjornson himself.

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British Dictionary definitions for bjornson


/ˈbjɜːnsən; Norwegian ˈbjørnsən/
Bjørnstjerne (ˈbjɜːnstjɛənə; Norwegian ˈbjørnstjernə). 1832–1910, Norwegian poet, dramatist, novelist, theatre director, and newspaper editor; mainly remembered for social dramas, such as The Bankrupt (1875): Nobel prize for literature 1903
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