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

  • Lasker, Emanuel 1868-1941. German chess master who was world champion from 1894 to 1920, the longest time the title has been held.

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Examples

  • But this time, Lasker is voting for Barack Obama and he's trying to get other Hamilton County Republicans to do the same.

    Support for Obama crossing party lines

  • When Topalov opened with White in the 12th game, it surprised no one that Anand hunkered down with what's called Lasker's Defense in the Queen's Gambit Declined, signalling his willingness to accept a draw and go into his preferred blitz shoot-out.

    The Times of India

  • Kaler also restored the McLemore Mansion, also known as the Lasker Home for Homeless Children.

    The Daily News - News

  • With his "energetic advocacy," Lasker "reshaped philanthropy," the authors write, by using "the tools he had embraced in the commercial context, including radio, to change the way the nation thought about cancer and other diseases."

    Present at the Birth of Modern Advertising

  • All the painters in our gallery paint their works from beginning to end—Pat Steir, Jonathan Lasker—and I think their collectors like the notion that every ounce of paint on their works was brushed on by the artists alone.

    The Art Assembly Line

  • In one dramatic turn, Shirley Lasker, a leader of the anti-mall activists, wins a seat on the Clarkstown Town Council.

    A Whopping Shopping Saga

  • Especially after the Lasker, people started to say this might happen at some point.

    Jack W. Szostak - Interview

  • Harry Nelson Pillsbury won the 1895 Hastings tournament with 16½/21 points, ahead of Mikhail Chigorin 16/21 and Emanuel Lasker 15½/21.

    Lubomir Kavalek: Chess History: From Bobby Fischer to Hikaru Nakamura

  • Harry Nelson Pillsbury won the 1895 Hastings tournament with 16½/21 points, ahead of Mikhail Chigorin 16/21 and Emanuel Lasker 15½/21.

    Lubomir Kavalek: Chess History: From Bobby Fischer to Hikaru Nakamura

  • I had a similar situation in New York City in 1983 when I was mayor when a Federal District Court judge, Morris Lasker, ordered the discharge of thousands of prisoners unless we provided 60 square feet of personal space to each prisoner.

    Ed Koch: Welcome Home, Soldier

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