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[bawl-zak, bal-; French bal-zak] /ˈbɔl zæk, ˈbæl-; French balˈzak/
Honoré de
[on-uh-rey duh;; French aw-naw-rey duh] /ˌɒn əˈreɪ də;; French ɔ nɔˈreɪ də/ (Show IPA),
1799–1850, French novelist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is as easy to sit in Shakespeare's brain and think from there, as it is from Balzac's.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Don't you get up every morning meaning to prove you're equal to Balzac or Thackeray?

    The Greater Inclination Edith Wharton
  • I open, for example, any one of half a dozen French studies of Balzac.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • He also bewailed the fact that he had been born at what he called the confluence of Hugo and Balzac.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • He saw the art of Richardson and Balzac in an entirely new aspect.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for Balzac


/ˈbælzæk; French balzak/
Honoré de (ɔnɔre də). 1799–1850, French novelist: author of a collection of novels under the general title La Comédie humaine, including Eugénie Grandet (1833), Le Père Goriot (1834), and La Cousine Bette (1846)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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