Definitions

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

  • Heine, Heinrich 1797-1856. German writer who lived in Paris after 1831. His romantic poems and social essays are marked by his love for the German land and people and derision for many modern German institutions.

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  • proper n. A surname of English-speakers.
  • proper n. A surname of German-speakers, notably of Heinrich Heine, a German poet

Etymologies

From German Heine. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Heine — _l’adorable Heine_, as they say in Paris — who long since has passed into the flesh and blood of the more profound and more soulful of French lyricists.

    The Case Of Wagner, Nietzsche Contra Wagner, and Selected Aphorisms.

  • Steven Kehoe had 38 assists and Kevin Heine 9 kills.

    Stanford joins Penn State in NCAA men's volleyball final

  • Especially the treatment of the delivery of this Ahasuerus of the ocean (taken by Heine from a Dutch drama of the same title) gave me everything ready to use the legend as the libretto of an opera.

    The Standard Operas (12th edition) Their Plots, Their Music, and Their Composers

  • "There was me an 'Bud an' a guy they call Heine -- we'd been to a rube boxin 'match up th' river.

    The Definite Object A Romance of New York

  • For here Versilov remarks with cavalier inconsequence that he cannot complete the picture of the future he has drawn without recalling Heine's vision of "Christ on the Baltic Sea."

    A Special Supplement: The Other Dostoevsky

  • There is something in his style that recalls Heine when he writes, "Me you may safely regard as one banished from a service to which he was not adapted, but who has still a lingering affection for the land of dreams -- as yet, at least, not far enough in the journey of science to have lost sight of the old two-topped hill."

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • He called Heine "a bad second to Schiller in poetry," which is absurd; and he thought George Eliot the greatest of modern novelists.

    Immortal Memories

  • As indicating her literary judgment, and her capacity for incisive characterization and clear, trenchant criticism, reference may be made to the essay on Heine, which is one of the finest pieces of critical writing the century has produced.

    George Eliot; A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings and Philosophy

  • As Mr. Hammond introduced his pupil to his guests, Mr.. Powell smiled pleasantly, and pressed the offered hand; but the eyes, blue and cold as the stalactites of Capri, scanned the orphan's countenance, and when Edna had seen fully into their depths, she could not avoid recalling Heine's poem of Loreley.

    St. Elmo

  • As Mr. Hammond introduced his pupil to his guests, Mrs Powell smiled pleasantly, and pressed the offered hand; but the soft eyes, blue and cold as the stalactites of Capri, scanned the orphan's countenance, and when Edna had seen fully into their depths she could not avoid recalling Heine's poem of the Loreley.

    St. Elmo. A Novel.

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