American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Nobel, Alfred Bernhard 1833-1896. Swedish chemist and engineer who invented dynamite (1866) and bequeathed his fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes.
- n. Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
“But the rest of the world copies loud and clear (to use the martial vocabulary of our functionaries or, better yet, of Vargas Llosa's own character, Pantaleon), that this Nobel is as much ours as was the Cuban "boom" sparked by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Jose Saramago. ”
“I don't think the Nobel is awarded based on what you're not.”
“Perhaps an Ig Nobel, but hey, a Nobel is a Nobel, and maybe you'll get a free dinner too.”
“JOHNROBERTS: Al Gore there, giving his acceptance speech upon winning the Nobel Peace Prize, what they call the Nobel lecture there, speaking about climate change in the most urgent of terms, saying we're at the 11th hour, almost at the point, Veronica, of no return.”
“But the rest of the world copies loud and clear (to use the martial vocabulary of our functionaries or, better yet, of Vargas Llosa's own character, Pantaleon), that this Nobel is as much ours as was the Cuban "boom" sparked by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Jose Saramago. â¨â¨Mario Vargas Llosa resisted and eventually his carefully chosen words have become much more significant and longer lasting than the flood of verbiage that spills from our island stage.”
“Native New Yorkers attended before, and some of them went on to win Nobel Prizes.”
“So far, Di Tella and MacCulloch seems eerily similar to a passage in Nobel-prize-worthy Anne Krueger's "The Political Economy of the Rent-Seeking Society," published over three decades ago: If the market mechanism is suspect, the inevitable temptation is to resort to greater and greater intervention, thereby increasing the amount of economic activity devoted to rent seeking.”
“The Nobel is only the most recent laurel in a career that has earned him the Cervantes Prize, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Planeta and countless honors around the globe.”
“The latter four went on to win Nobel Prizes of their own after leaving the KWImF.”
“It wouldn't be very nice of any country to do that, and its leaders might not win Nobel Peace Prizes, but nobody could call those leaders naïve. ac”
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