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Alfieri

[ahl-fye-ree] /ɑlˈfyɛ ri/
noun
1.
Count Vittorio
[veet-taw-ryaw] /vitˈtɔ ryɔ/ (Show IPA),
1749–1803, Italian dramatist and poet.
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  • It could not be that it was——' and here she bent over and whispered a word in Alfieri's ear.

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • I had written to Alfieri about you, and his answer—to you an important document—is in that box.

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • There lies a gulf between this book and the memoirs of Alfieri.

  • The love of some men for their wives is like that of Alfieri for his horse.

    Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
  • It is only in expressing the character of Philip that Alfieri has a clear superiority.

  • I ought to add, that there is a "tramelogedia" of Alfieri, called "Abele."

  • What is it Alfieri says about the two demons to whom he is for ever a prey?

    Falkland, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Such, could we have questioned them, would have been the answers of Alfieri and the Countess.

    The Countess of Albany Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
  • In the case of Alfieri, I think we may add that the well was empty.

    The Countess of Albany Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
  • In such matters Alfieri was as undramatic as Corneille or Racine.

    The Countess of Albany Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
British Dictionary definitions for Alfieri

Alfieri

/Italian alˈfjɛri/
noun
1.
Count Vittorio (vitˈtɔːrjo). 1749–1803, Italian dramatist and poet, noted for his classical tragedies and political satires
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