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

  • Thomsen, Christian Jürgensen 1788-1865. Danish archaeologist who proposed a three-part system for the chronological classification of prehistoric artifacts, divided into the Stone, Bronze, and Iron ages. See Usage Note at Three Age system.


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  • "We have such a minimal penalty, for most of them it's worth it just to do business here," Thomsen said.

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  • Danish v American study: Thomsen, L et al, 2007, European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, pp445–469.

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  • "There's no room for slippages," said Poul Thomsen, deputy director of the IMF's European Department and mission chief to Greece, in a conference call with journalists.

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  • "There will be some form of PSI," said Mr. Thomsen, referring to private sector involvement by bondholders in a new financing package for Athens.

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  • The failure of the Thomsen affair did not discourage Donovan.

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  • Hoping to glean intelligence, Donovan nevertheless continued to have Lovell dine with Thomsen and file reports on their conversations, which he forwarded to Roosevelt.

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  • When it served his diplomatic purposes, the ambassador portrayed himself simply as a loyal foreign service officer, but in reality Thomsen was a loyal Nazi and a Hitler friend.

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  • But by November 1941 Thomsen was often feeding Lovell Nazi disinformation—one line he peddled: “Russia has already been permanently eliminated as an offensive factor”—knowing it would get back to Donovan.

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  • Donovan, nevertheless, was intrigued enough by the approach that he directed the Quaker to tell Thomsen he would put up $1 million if the ambassador would renounce the Nazi government and come out publicly in favor of the western alliance.

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  • Jyske Bank analyst Jens Houe Thomsen said he believed that one of the main reasons DuPont is buying Danisco is to get the Danish firm's Genencor division.

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