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

  • Nazimova, Alla 1879-1945. Russian-born American actress noted as an interpreter of the works of Ibsen, Chekhov, and O'Neill.

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  • n. United States actress (born in Russia) (1879-1945)

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Examples

  • Today's Hollywood looks pretty anemic, as Maria Montez shimmers like a snake in Cobra Woman, Gloria Swanson enters a lion's den in pearls and headdress Cecil B DeMille's Man And Woman, and Nazimova dances her seven veils off in the undeniably kitsch Salomé.

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  • Nazimova and the Mothers received solemn assurances from each of these "leaders" that they supported the repeal of the barbaric Rockefeller laws.

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  • For this reason, and for this reason only, do modern actors like Mme. Nazimova complain of plays in verse.

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  • Mme. Nazimova has been quoted as saying that she would never act a play in verse, because in speaking verse she could not be natural.

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  • Verse such as this would permit of every rhythmical variation known in English prosody, and through the appeal of its rhythm would offer the dramatist opportunities for emotional effect that prose would not allow him; but at the same time it could be spoken with entire naturalness by actors as ultra-modern as Mme. Nazimova.

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  • So go and dabble cold water on your eyes, so you don't look like Nazimova in the last act, and come along with. me.

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  • I took her to see Nazimova to-night, and she sat star-eyed and hardly breathing.

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  • The principal female rôle was played by a Servian actress, Maria Orska -- very much on the type of Nazimova.

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  • Down the centre in the open carriages flows a stream of women -- and many look like Nazimova -- social distinctions so ironed out with enamel, paint, and powder that almost all might be café chantant singers or dressmakers 'marionettes.

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  • Nazimova with very cheering expressions of assent.

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