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

  • Hecht, Ben 1894-1964. American writer of short stories, novels, such as Erik Dorn (1921), dramas, including The Front Page (1928), written with Charles MacArthur (1895-1956), and screenplays, such as Gunga Din (1938).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Scotch form of hight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States writer of stories and plays (1894-1946)


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  • In case anyone thinks that Hecht is misrepresenting the contents of the judgement, here are three salient extracts from the latter:

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  • Hecht is off to his best goal-scoring start in his nine-year career. ...

  • Hecht is also about 60, never married – and he plays the organ in church.

    Think Progress » Miers’ Boyfriend Endorses Miers

  • With Kozlov gone, the Sabres acquired forward Jochen Hecht from the Edmonton Oilers for two second-round picks. - Thrashers come out of draft with veteran Kozlov

  • "Pfeiffer told police that during the Jan. 12 phone call Hecht wanted Pfeiffer to meet with his attorney to talk about 'the good things' about Hecht," the charges state.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - Homepage

  • The lifesaving incident made international news, and Dr. Henry Heimlich, who invented the maneuver in 1974, called Hecht to say that had Kerry intervened just 30 seconds later Hecht might have been in a vegetative state for life.


  • It was a Roxbury where black teens would go to dances at the Jewish center known as the Hecht

    Jewish Advocate

  • Cayce went on to call Hecht's contentions he was wrongly convicted and the victim of a conspiracy to get him removed from the bench "ridiculous stories."

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • Howard certainly seems to have written off the Tory vote in Burnley - but the references in the BNPs report to 'Hecht' will only resonate with a core racist vote, when their need is to appeal to what Trevor Phillips called 'genteel xenophobia'.

    UK Commentators

  • The Criterion box picks up the story two years later, when Paramount entrusted Sternberg with a Ben Hecht scenario titled "Underworld" 1927.

    Master of the Mise-en-Scène


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