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 (ăn′dər-sən), Hans Christian 1805-1875.
Danish writer known for his fairy tales, including "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Ugly Duckling."


(Biography) Hans Christian. 1805–75, Danish author of fairy tales, including The Ugly Duckling, The Tin Soldier, and The Snow Queen


(ˈæn dər sən)

Hans Christian, 1805–75, Danish author, esp. of fairy tales.
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Noun1.Andersen - a Danish author remembered for his fairy stories (1805-1875)Andersen - a Danish author remembered for his fairy stories (1805-1875)
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The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.
Hans Andersen, the fairy king, dreamed his sweet fancies beneath their sloping roofs.
Nay, like the `Ugly Duck' of my friend Hans Andersen, he be no duck thought at all, but a big swan thought that sail nobly on big wings, when the time come for him to try them.
One might wonder why a retired Andersen partner and former chairman of the AICPA Tax Section (that would be me) would be critical of that letter or express anything but appreciation for the AICPA's assistance in the recent Supreme Court case, which overturned Andersen's criminal conviction.
Hans Christian Andersen didn't just invent the postmodern fairy tale (that starts out pretty but builds to a trapdoor ending--that is, a distinctly dead Little Match Girl).
During a clean-up rehearsal or Mosaik, Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona, bounds onto the stage with the litheness of a cat.
A minor portion of the film is original footage shot by Andersen and cinematographer Deborah Stratman.
The verdict of guilt last month in the Arthur Andersen, LLP obstruction of justice trial was rapidly followed by the firm's decision to discontinue its audit practice on or about Aug.
An attorney representing a trust fund that is being liquidated said the fund is preparing to take accounting firm Arthur Andersen to court over a $217 million professional-liability settlement that an Andersen-owned captive allegedly refuses to pay.
There is a crisis of confidence in my profession," testified Joseph Berardino, Andersen CEO.
As the Enron debacle unfolds like a Greek tragedy, several San Fernando Valley companies that have been audited by Arthur Andersen LLP are re-evaluating their own business practices, questioning the rules governing corporate accounting.
After simmering away quietly for the last year, the sovereignty stand-off between IT consultancy Andersen Consulting and Big Five accountant Arthur Andersen finally looks set to ignite.