• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wanned Made wan, or pale.
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  • Finley Peter Dunne
    “A rayformer thinks he was ilicted because he was a rayformer, whin th thruth iv th matther is he was ilicted because no wan knew him.”


In literature:

Lem fell away with an oath, and Scraggy, smiling wanly, petted the vicious brute.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
He ees wan ver' great man.
"Conjuror's House" by Stewart Edward White
In the sight of all people she sat, with unmoved face and wan, And to no man gave she a word, nor looked on any man.
"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs" by William Morris
Wan he heard our story an' who our master wuz he git a message to him 'bout us.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Go'st thy ways home, every wan.
"News from the Duchy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
W'at time does yo'all wan' breakfas' in de mornin'?
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
Can't afford 'em,' said the young lady, with a wan grimace.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
But finally a doctor teached him how to talk and then they found out that he wan't nuthin' but a damned fool.
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
Tak-wan-leo is the highest point on the road between Suifu and Chaotong.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
A sthrike's wan thing an' disordherly conduct's another.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)" by Various
You did be doing me a good turn wan black night, and I'm not forgetting it.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
She had slept little and looked pale and haggard; almost more pale and wan than he had ever seen her look.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
And all these words are poured upon me to try to persuade me to allow Wan-li to become a doctor.
"My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard" by Elizabeth Cooper
Me, A'm wan' know w'at kin' track A'm foller w'en we git 'cross de riv'.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
She wan't hard to find; for if ever a critter made a noise, she did.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
One of the sergeants grinned wanly at Barry Watson as his men moved forward with the preciseness of the famed Rockettes of another era.
"Adaptation" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Wan light filtered through the crevice made by the chisel and Mayo planted his palm against the crack.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
I don' wan' leave you here to get mad an' lon'ly by yourse'f.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
She stood for a moment in the narrow doorway, with the lamplight striking upward with a gruesome effect on her wan face.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
When I reached the little house on the point I saw the lamp still burning wanly in the window.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In poetry:

Poor lassie wan,
Do th' best tha can,
Although thi fate be hard.
A time ther'll be
When sich as thee
Shall have yor full reward.
"Th' Short-Timer" by John Hartley
O they rade on, and on they rade,
And a' by the light of the moon,
Until they came to yon wan water,
And there they lighted down.
"The Douglas Tragedy" by Andrew Lang
A wan sky greener than the lawn,
A wan lawn paler than the sky.
She gave a flower into my hand,
And all the hours of eve went by.
"Vanity" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
A wan sky greener than the lawn,
A wan lawn paler than the sky.
She gave a flower into my hand,
And all the days of life went by.
"Vanity" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
He sits and looks into the west
Where twilight gathers, wan and gray,
A knight who quit the Golden Quest,
And flung Excalibur away.
"Quatrains" by Charles Hamilton Musgrove
Ye know that many a once bright cheek
Consuming care, makes wan;
Ye know the old, dear happiness
That blest your hearths,--is gone.
"Beechenbrook - VII" by Margaret Junkin Preston

In news:

William Wan reports on China's struggle with pollution, politics and Tai Shan .
Wan on the Death Sentence set (Photo by James Bridges).
Don't overlook East's Tae Wan Lee.
WAN Optimization Meets Application Acceleration in Riverbed Upgrades.
Julia Wan of Frontier Regional spikes the ball against Archbishop Williams Wednesday in the state Division 3 semifinal game at Hudson High School.
Hay Wan Chiu is an avid runner.
Fresh off some of its best-ever industry notices, WAN optimization specialist Silver Peak Systems is forging ahead with an updated channel partner program.
Since then Wan's Smoothies Korea has opened more than 100 locations.
Wan said SK USA plans to open more than 1,000 new locations in the United States and worldwide by the end of 2017.
Bride-to-be Li-Wan was so devastated when her fiance Wang Lu called off their wedding, that she climbed out on a window ledge 80 feet in the air in Changchun, China.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Killed Off in Osama bin Laden Spoof .
Engineering Firm Saves Cash with WAN Optimization.
Obi- Wan and I finally had a chance to discuss Tuesday's results.
Life Advice From Obi- Wan Kenobi.
TRENDNet Dual WAN Router Is the Right Price.

In science:

In this section, we present a proof of the Guralnick-Wan result – Theorem 1.6 that is a bit different than the one given in [GW].
Derangements in simple and primitive groups
In particular, Wang introduced in [Wan] the noncommutative analogue of the permutation group Sn , namely the quantum permutation group As (n).
A noncommutative de Finetti theorem: Invariance under quantum permutations is equivalent to freeness with amalgamation
Wang introduced in [Wan] the following noncommutative version of the permutation group Sn .
A noncommutative de Finetti theorem: Invariance under quantum permutations is equivalent to freeness with amalgamation
Math. 174 (2008), 505–554. [GW] Guralnick, R. and Wan, D., Bounds for fixed point free elements in a transitive group and applications to curves over finite fields, Israel J.
Bounds on the number and sizes of conjugacy classes in finite Chevalley groups with Applications to Derangements
We would also like to point out that Wan, , has recently obtained a classification of the calibrated representations for Haff C ℓ (d) over any arbitrary algebraically closed field of characteristic not equal to 2.
Degenerate Affine Hecke-Clifford Algebras and Type $Q$ Lie Superalgebras
Wan, Completely Splittable Representations of Affine Hecke-Clifford Algebras.
Degenerate Affine Hecke-Clifford Algebras and Type $Q$ Lie Superalgebras
Wan, “Optical stochastic cooling of muons,” Phys.
Muon Cooling and Future Muon Facilities: The Coming Decade
Wan, Propagation and interaction of chiral states in quantum gravity, arXiv:0710.1548, Nucl.
Newtonian gravity in loop quantum gravity
Xiao-Sheng Wan provided numerical computations in part.
Resurvey of order and chaos in spinning compact binaries
G ∣). Neverthe less, th is generating set [BucNe i1996], we can compu te a generating se t for Ker χgk does no t necessari ly form a d irect sum as wan ted .
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
In particular, it is detectable once we wan build a trading systems on the basis of multivariate analysis and hypothesis testing [7 –14].
About the non-random Content of Financial Markets
Anupam Sahay, Zailong Wan, and Brian Keller.
Percentiles of sums of heavy-tailed random variables: Beyond the single-loss approximation
Note that Corollary 11 is just a restatement of (Wan and Zudilin, 2012, Theorem A), and therefore (2) is a generalization of Brafman’s theorem.
Generalizations and simplifications of generating functions for Jacobi, Gegenbauer, Chebyshev and Legendre polynomials with definite integrals
The expressions found for WAn and WD n by Fateev and Luk’yanov [2, 3] are exactly the same as the classical expressions, after normal ordering, with the replacement of the coupling constant 1/β by 1/β − (¯hβ ).
Duality in Quantum Toda theory and W-algebras
To aid in comparing these different sources, we note that Wan’s invariant δ is related to Hirschfeld and Thas’s (and our) character w by δ = 2 − w.
Algebraic geometry codes from higher dimensional varieties