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- n. A member of one of the Germanic tribes of the Rhine region in the early Christian era, especially one of the Salian Franks who conquered Gaul about A.D. 500 and established an extensive empire that reached its greatest power in the ninth century.
- Frank, Anne 1929-1945. German Jewish diarist who fled from Nazi Germany to Amsterdam with her family (1933) and kept a diary during her years in hiding (1942-1944). She and her family were captured (August 1944) and sent to concentration camps. Anne died of typhus in the camp at Belsen. Her diary was published in 1947.
- Frank, Robert Born 1924. Swiss-born American photographer and filmmaker noted for his clear-cut documentary style and interest in popular culture.
- From Middle English Frank, partially from Old English Franca ("a Frank"); and partially from Old French franc, and/or Latin Francus ("A Frank"), from Frankish *Franko (“a Frank”); both from Proto-Germanic *frankô (“javelin”). Cognate with Old High German Franko ("a Frank"), Old English franca ("spear, javelin"). Compare Saxon, ultimately a derivative of Proto-Germanic *sahsan (“knife, dagger”). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English Franca and Old French Franc, both from Late Latin Francus, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
““Miss Bankhead, let me be frank…” “Oh no,” interrupted Miss Bankhead, “let ME be Frank.””
“FRANK SHEFTEL - Frank has been making positive moves for his whole campaign and has organized and run a real campaign with a headquarters and volunteers.”
“FRANK SHEFTEL - Frank didn't say too much different from what he had said at other forums.”
“UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm always frank and earnest with women, in New York, I'm Frank.”
“She ceased snubbing him altogether, and received him with the frank graciousness that used to charm Doctor Heath; assuring herself, often, that "trouble was improving poor Frank.”
“WALTER: (Turning to player at left, FRANK, LIGE'S partner) What you saying, Frank?”
“The man's manners were frank and engaging, his personal appearance that of an officer in the service, yet Frank did not trust him.”
“Quite taken aback by this frank confession, Mr. Garrison paused a moment, and then, turning to Frank, asked:”
“But in a, well, frank interview with KCAL 9 political reporter Dave Bryan, Frank says not to blame him ... he says to blame Tom DeLay.”
“FRANK: The Washington Times said Schumer and Frank have plans to ram through legislation that will produce universal voter r-r-registration -- and they say it will be on the floor of the House in two weeks.”
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