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Bloch

[blok] /blɒk/
noun
1.
Ernest, 1880–1959, Swiss composer, in the U.S. after 1916.
2.
Felix, 1905–83, Swiss physicist in the U.S.: Nobel Prize 1952.
3.
Konrad E. 1912–2000, U.S. biochemist, born in Germany: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1964.
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  • And so, utterly despondent, I renounced literature for ever, despite the encouragements that had been given me by Bloch.

    Swann's Way Marcel Proust
  • But with the "Trois Poèmes juives," the original Bloch is at hand.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • For, as it happened, Bloch was not invited to the house again.

    Swann's Way Marcel Proust
  • The moment in which Bloch is to find it possible for him to realize the work has not yet arrived.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • It is manifest that the Germans hoped to secure an effective victory in this war before they ran up against Bloch.

    What is Coming? H. G. Wells
  • The prophet who emerges with the most honour from this war is Bloch.

    What is Coming? H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for Bloch

Bloch

/blɒk/
noun
1.
Ernest. 1880–1959, US composer, born in Switzerland, who found inspiration in Jewish liturgical and folk music: his works include the symphonies Israel(1916) and America (1926)
2.
Felix. 1905–83, US physicist, born in Switzerland: Nobel prize for physics (1952) for his work on the magnetic moments of atomic particles
3.
Konrad Emil. 1912–2000, US biochemist, born in Germany: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1964 for his work on fatty-acid metabolism
4.
(French) (blɔk). Marc. 1886–1944, French historian and Resistance fighter; author of Feudal Society (1935) and Strange Defeat (1940), an essay on the fall of France: killed by the Nazis
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Bloch in Medicine

Bloch (blŏk, blôKH), Konrad Emil. 1912-2000.

German-born American biochemist. He shared a 1964 Nobel Prize for research on cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism.

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