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Ernst

[urnst; German ernst] /ɜrnst; German ɛrnst/
noun
1.
Max
[maks;; German mahks] /mæks;; German mɑks/ (Show IPA),
1891–1976, German painter, in the U.S. 1941–49, in France 1949–76.
2.
a male given name, form of Ernest.
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  • Ernst went back to his room, which he shared with the young Richard Gresham, and was soon again fast asleep.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • Ernst was my teacher; I looked up to him with love, but not without fear.

    The Home Fredrika Bremer
  • He listened eagerly to what Ernst was saying, as also to the exclamations of the other boys.

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  • Then came Ernst, and I saw that he too made comparisons between us.

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  • Uncle Ernst has been elected to the city council and will be elected next year to the Reichstag.

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Ernst

/German ɛrnst/
noun
1.
Max (maks). 1891–1976, German painter, resident in France and the US, a prominent exponent of Dada and surrealism: developed the technique of collage
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