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mensch

A very sound, reliable, or honorable person; a person with great integrity or strength of character. From the Yiddish word mentsh, with spelling taken from the German word Mensch (human being). Tom's a real mensch, always willing to help a friend in need no matter what. I can recommend Sarah without hesitation—she's proven to be a real mensch in her time at the firm.
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mensch

(mɛntʃ)
n. a mature and responsible person. (From German via Yiddish.) Now there goes a real mensch!
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Man darf uber der heroischen Rhetorik nicht ubersehen, dass dieser von Nietzsche herbeigesehnte neue Mensch ein doppeltes Gesicht tragt, ein gutiges und ein strenges.
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(29.) hierauB komme der Mensch / ein Herrscher aller Ding / und eine Zier der gantzen Welt." Ibid., 437.
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