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Beaumarchais

[boh-mar-she]
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noun
  1. Pierre Au·gus·tin Ca·ron de [pyer oh-gy-stan ka-rawn duh] /pyɛr oʊ güˈstɛ̃ kaˈrɔ̃ də/, 1732–99, French dramatist.
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  • A final decision of some sort should be made on Beaumarchais' affairs.

    The Writings of Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson

  • De Vergennes set out his views, in agreement with Beaumarchais.

    Benjamin Franklin

    John Torrey Morse, Jr.

  • The king's prophecy was correct—Beaumarchais had more credit than the chancellor!

    The Empress Josephine

    Louise Muhlbach

  • It was Beaumarchais who said that, and Beaumarchais had a devilish lot of wit!

  • In some comedies the dialogue is unequalled by any writer since the days of Beaumarchais.


British Dictionary definitions for beaumarchais

Beaumarchais

noun
  1. Pierre Augustin Caron de (pjɛr oɡystɛ̃ karɔ̃ də). 1732–99, French dramatist, noted for his comedies The Barber of Seville (1775) and The Marriage of Figaro (1784)
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