from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ernst, Max 1891-1976. German-born artist and a founder of Dada and surrealism. Noted for his use of frottage and collage, he explored the subconscious through his stylistically varied works, such as the painting Old Man, Woman, and Flower (1923).

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  • n. painter (born in Germany, resident of France and the United States) who was a cofounder of dadaism; developed the technique of collage (1891-1976)


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  • The exhibition's organizers want to steer us away from the movement's reliance on ideas, emphasizing instead what they call Ernst's "visual diversity."

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  • With the expected top pick in this summer's NBA draft playing for the East team, coach Gary Ernst is preparing his West team like they're the visitors. - James faces tougher competition in McDonald's All-American

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  • Ernst is always quick to acknowledge the part others played in the successful development of these methodological advances in NMR.

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  • The only place to do this, in Ernst's mind, was in industry, where scientists could work with a clear commercial goal in mind.

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  • One nice touch though is that the “Doll House” calls its jobs “engagements”, which is the same silly term Ernst & Young uses to describe its jobs.

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  • The agreement may have the greatest impact on Ernst, which is under fire over its role in transactions that its client Lehman Brothers allegedly used to make itself look healthier than it really was before it collapsed in 2008.

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  • In addition to using sites like Facebook and LinkedIn to connect with potential recruits, accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP recently created a Facebook page called Ernst & Young Connects, where more than 5,400 employees can share experiences and opinions about things such as the intern program, the chairman's values or updates from the managing partner.

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  • In particular Khurrum Awan seems interested in bringing up the name Ernst Zundel to prove his points.

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