Definitions of Von

  1. A German title of nobility prefixed to the surname, often abbreviated to v. For the eponymic terms beginning with Von, as Von Leyden, etc., see the proper, name without the prefix.

Usage examples for Von

  1. " Your Majesty will not understand," said Von Heinnen, in guttural tones which ill agreed with a compliment; " I loved the women of France until I arrived in Sturatzberg." – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. " If you could help me, and all of us, try and find Baron von Kerber, and tell him- tell him- I sent you with the message that there is one here whom he must not meet. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  3. " It is Fate," Von Ragastein decided. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. The public declaration of the celebrated Von Martius, of his conversion to the scientific view of the story of the Fall, ought to make smaller men less confident of their views on a subject they have never studied. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  5. Why, you yourself, she cried, you yourself, James, have a German friend- I mean that young Von Lissing. – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  6. And if von could have seen that gal, her eyes like two big burning suns, and her mouth closed like a steel- trap, and her hand as steady on that trigger as the mountain rock behind her! – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  7. His edition is a work of genius and was called by Von Bulow " the only model edition." – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  8. The approach of Encke's comet to Mercury, and the elaborate investigations of Von Asten and Backlund, in which the observations of the body were discussed, have thrown much light on the subject; but, owing to a peculiarity in the motion of this comet, which we shall presently mention, the difficulties of this investigation are enormous. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  9. Fritz von Tarlenheim buried his face in his hands. – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  10. Doctor von Kammacher, she said, might be sorry for her if he wanted to, but nobody was to make a mistake about her. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  11. " Yes," answered Von Holzen, gravely. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. " We'll all sit down," Franz von Blenheim agreed most amiably. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  13. A third copy please to forward in my name, with cordial greeting, to Herr von Zigesar. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  14. The comparison has been made by Von Asten. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  15. Harry Bullivant knew that some man or woman called von Einem was at the heart of the mystery. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  16. You see I don't give myself up for lost as quickly as my friend, Doctor von Kammacher. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  17. At all events she felt a curiosity to know how long Hildegarde von Mitter had known her father's secretary. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  18. Von Mises, like Wieser, needs an absolute value of money in his thinking. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  19. Are you Count Herbert von Schonburg? – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  20. Their troops from Saarburg, from Strasburg and from Metz, under the command of General von Heeringen, attacked the French all along the line. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell