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Gide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gide French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
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Usage

In literature:

Sæpe, ubi sit quod ames, inter tarn multa requiras: Decipit hac oculos ægide dives Amor.
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
M. Andre Gide, who called on him there almost as soon as he arrived, gives a fair mental picture of him at this time.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
I saw the familiar shadow as it gided to my feet.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
He sleeps standing like a gide board, and sumtimes tips over in hiz dreams, and then hiz bill enters the ground like a pik ax.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
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In news:

In the role of Perséphone, an actress declaims Gide's verses in the high manner of French classic theater.
When asked who was France's greatest writer, André Gide — no slouch himself, of course — replied: "Hugo, alas.".
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