Nobel



Alfred Bernhard
[ahl-fred ber-nahrd] /ˈɑl frɛd ˈbɛr nɑrd/ (Show IPA), 1833–96, Swedish engineer, manufacturer, and philanthropist.
Contemporary Examples

The Nobel is not the only award the president does not deserve.
Obama Wins Heisman Trophy! Mark Katz October 8, 2009

In 2005, she was one of 1,000 women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Medea Benjamin, the Woman Who Heckled Obama, Is Not Sorry Caroline Linton May 23, 2013

In 2005, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work against sex trafficking of women.
Cambodia’s New War Katrin Redfern April 15, 2009

Last year, soon after winning the Nobel, Sirleaf was elected to a second term.
A Nobel Smackdown in Liberia: Leymah Gbowee vs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Abigail Pesta October 9, 2012

Even more significantly, Muslims have won three out of the last 10 Nobel Peace Prizes.
Muslims Mourn With Nation Arsalan Iftikhar September 10, 2011

Historical Examples

Nobel now found that if the nitrated cotton was increased from eight to about fifty per cent.
Inventors at Work George Iles

Finsen was given the Nobel prize partly for re-discovery of this.
Old-Time Makers of Medicine James J. Walsh

A few years ago he was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine, perhaps the highest honor that can be bestowed on any physician.
Insects and Diseases Rennie W. Doane

The Nobel Prize consisted of a diploma, and an award in money of $40,000.
Theodore Roosevelt Edmund Lester Pearson

And to have the Nobel Prize confirm them would alienate every doctor in the world.
A Prize for Edie Jesse Franklin Bone

noun
Alfred Bernhard (ˈalfreːd ˈbæːrnhard). 1833–96, Swedish chemist and philanthropist, noted for his invention of dynamite (1866) and his bequest founding the Nobel prizes

1900, in reference to five prizes (in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace) established in the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish chemist and engineer, inventor of dynamite. A sixth prize, in economics, was added in 1969. Related: Nobelist.

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