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[nawr-dou] /ˈnɔr daʊ/
Max Simon
[mahks zee-mawn] /mɑks ˈzi mɔn/ (Show IPA),
1849–1923, Hungarian author, physician, and leader in the Zionist movement. Unabridged
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  • Nordau's success hinged on his audacious assumption that the public knew nothing of the Law of Antithesis.

  • Doctor Nordau thanked him and said he would be delighted to have it.

  • Nordau told me in Paris that Tolstoy was a combination of genius and insanity.

  • "I leave it to you to judge for yourselves," said Doctor Nordau again.

  • We read our Nordau and with but the very slightest ability to judge what he says we declare him a libeler.

    The Inhumanity of Socialism Edward F. Adams
  • The public utterances of the Zionist leaders, Herzl and Nordau, were the subject of interminable discussion and comment.

  • That Nordau should have anticipated Nietzsche in this country is a public calamity.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • Nordau and Lombroso would so classify him, and qu criminal he is of imperfectly formed mind.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • Not only Dr. Nordau's stirring addresses, but many controversies "made" Congresses.

    The Jewish State Theodor Herzl
  • "I shouldn't think anything ever would disturb you," said Jimmie, regarding Doctor Nordau's gigantic strength admiringly.

British Dictionary definitions for Nordau


/German ˈnɔrdau/
Max Simon (maks ˈziːmɔn), original name Max Simon Südfeld. 1849–1923, German author, born in Hungary; a leader of the Zionist movement
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