from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Berenson, Bernard also Bernhard 1865-1959. Lithuanian-born American art critic and historian particularly noted for his writings on the Italian Renaissance, including Venetian Painters of the Renaissance (1894).


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  • Berenson is lobbed a softball question about how a particularly reprehensible technique, prohibited by current law, would be treated under the Administration's proposed statutory amendment.


  • Berenson is generally very thoughtful and articulate, more often than not the (relative) voice of pro-government reason in debates about the Administration's more aggressive assertions of executive prerogative in the war against Al Qaeda.


  • Berenson is too candid and honest for his own good (or for that of the White House, anyway).


  • Basically, what Berenson is saying is that it doesn't matter if Congress adopts an implausible interpretation of Common Article 3, as long as we construe the rest of the Geneva Conventions properly, because U.S. troops are covered by those other provisions.


  • Two years before that, he and his partner, Pratt graduate Kathleen Triem, had completed Omi's 4,300-square-foot Charles B. Berenson Visitors' Center and Art Gallery, the first LEED certified—that is, green—building in Columbia County.

    Grand Illusions on the Hudson

  • On "Homeland," Mr. Patinkin plays Saul Berenson, a CIA veteran whose loyalties to the U.S. may have been compromised.

    Mandy Patinkin Divides Loyalties Between Broadway and Showtime

  • This week's NYT Sunday magazine features a story about Lori Berenson, an American arrested in Peru in 1995 on terrorism charges.

    Dennis Jett: When We Do It, It Isn't Terrorism

  • A relative unknown for centuries until American art historian Bernard Berenson championed him in 1895, Lotto was a fitting rediscovery for the age of Freud, since his work is marked by psychological tension of a piece with his anguished piety.

    Lotto's Renaissance Rendering of the Sacred and the Secular

  • My style icons all date from this era, Faye Dunaway, Marisa Berenson even Mary Tyler Moore.

    Kara Ross: Ten Questions With Marion Fasel

  • From his first day at Michigan, Hagelin emerged as something of a legend for his performance in Berenson's infamously grueling conditioning drills.

    A College Hockey Hero, Now a Rangers Rookie


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