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Perrin

[pe-ran] /pɛˈrɛ̃/
noun
1.
Jean Baptiste
[zhahn ba-teest] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/ (Show IPA),
1870–1942, French physicist and chemist: Nobel Prize in physics 1926.
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  • Perrin kept his deep set, keen eyes fixed on Dominic and his partner.

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  • My friends were seriously concerned about me, and Perrin was informed of what was going on.

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  • Perrin observed the action, and quickly reached out his hand towards his own weapon, which lay on the ground beside him.

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  • Amazement could be read on some faces, and Perrin stood up terrified.

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  • An hour later he woke again, looked at the wrinkled-apple face of Mr. Perrin and began to remember.

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  • "I don't understand," said Perrin, listening very attentively.

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  • Perrin was the inventor of the wonderful map on which Sélika recognized Madagascar.

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  • And the next day Perrin told me that my proposal was rejected.

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  • If Perrin had hopes of nearer relationship to Cartier, he was doomed to disappointment.

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  • Perrin asked me to wait, and shortly after he came back to me.

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British Dictionary definitions for Perrin

Perrin

/French pɛrɛ̃/
noun
1.
Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1870–1942, French physicist. His researches on the distribution and diffusion of particles in colloids (1911) gave evidence for the physical reality of molecules, confirmed the explanation of Brownian movement in terms of kinetic theory, and determined the magnitude of the Avogadro constant. He also studied cathode rays: Nobel prize for physics 1926
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