from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Welsh surname, an Anglicized form of Rhys.
  • proper n. A male given name, from the surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See race.
  • n. A unit of tale for herrings (=375).


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  • Christopher Rees is another self-taught value investor but runs a concentrated portfolio of only ten stocks; his average annual return for the last decade is 24%.

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  • Here is cosmologist Martin Rees comparing Fred Hoyle to a crank.

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  • Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society, said: The work of Professor Edwards exemplifies the ethos of the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, and of scientists everywhere - applying visionary, extraordinary research to change the lives of people all over the world.

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  • In the spring of 2006, at the Hay-on-Wye book festival, I was introduced at dinner to Sir Martin Rees, who is the professor of cosmology and astrophysics at Cambridge University and also holds the pleasingly archaic title of Astronomer Royal.

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  • "We may be a simulation … creations of some supreme, or super-being," muses Britain's astronomer royal, Sir Martin Rees, a staunch advocate of the multiverse theory.

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  • Now the concept of multiverses has been taken up by such eminent scientists as the Royal Astronomer himself, Sir Martin Rees, and his colleague the much acclaimed Stephen Hawkings of Black Hole fame.

    Mesoamerican Religion and Multiverses: Part One

  • These and other interesting answers, by the likes of Richard Dawkins, Chris Anderson, Alan Alda, Linda Stone, Steven Pinker, Martin Rees, Freeman Dyson and many others can be read at the Edge "word question center", together with many other ideas, book suggestions and more.

    January 2008

  • Toms said he was constantly pushing for scaled-back challenges on the two courses he did with Jones, but he added, Rees is extremely talented.

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  • But the Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees, and most cosmologists and physicists who've written on the subject and know the fine-tuning data know fine well that that is simply an intellectual cop-out.

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  • The Royal Astronomer Martin Rees prefers this idea as an alternative to the anthropic argument that the "universe appears to be carefully designed for the well-being of mankind."

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