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[lahks-nes] /ˈlɑks nɛs/
Halldór Kiljan
[hahl-dohr kil-yahn] /ˈhɑl doʊr ˈkɪl yɑn/ (Show IPA),
1902–98, Icelandic writer: Nobel Prize 1955. Unabridged
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  • Laxness in the care of one's room may mean the habit of Laxness in other and more important ways.

  • In Laxness of morals and in luxury this period was much like the two preceding.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • Even the sentries at the end of the Korte Voorhout wore a holiday air of Laxness, and swung their rifles idly.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • His convictions made him a vehement antagonist of churchdom because of its stiffness of creed and Laxness of practice.

    Prophets of Dissent Otto Heller
  • Quite aware of his inclination to Laxness, I was yet unprepared for his present state.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Indeed, their Laxness was also much canvassed with us, and the more staid of the visitors openly enough expressed their censure.

    Lola Montez Edmund B. d'Auvergne
  • The general charge seems to be of Laxness and needlessly high salaries rather than any wholesale corruption.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Conventionality took the place of the old freedom and joyousness which had so often degenerated into Laxness.

  • Since coming to the Meiggs Plantation there had been a certain amount of Laxness in regard to what the children did.

British Dictionary definitions for Laxness


Halldór (Kiljan) (haldəʊr). 1902–98, Icelandic novelist, noted for his treatment of rural working life in Iceland. His works include Salka Valka (1932) and Independent People (1935). Nobel prize for literature 1955
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