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Bergson

[burg-suh n, berg-; French berg-sawn]
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noun
  1. Hen·ri [ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/, 1859–1941, French philosopher and writer: Nobel Prize in Literature 1927.
Related formsBerg·so·ni·an [burg-soh-nee-uh n, berg-] /bɜrgˈsoʊ ni ən, bɛrg-/, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for bergson

Historical Examples

  • Much of this falls under Bergson's conception of humor as social censure.

    The American Mind

    Bliss Perry

  • It has been revived in our own days by Bergson, Matière et Mémoire, p. 57.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

  • The first of these fruitless summers the Bergson boys bore courageously.

    O Pioneers!

    Willa Cather

  • Mrs. Bergson must have looked just like this when she was a little girl.

    O Pioneers!

    Willa Cather

  • Bergson went over in his mind the things that had held him back.

    O Pioneers!

    Willa Cather


British Dictionary definitions for bergson

Bergson

noun
  1. Henri Louis (ɑ̃ri lwi). 1859–1941, French philosopher, who sought to bridge the gap between metaphysics and science. His main works are Memory and Matter (1896, trans. 1911) and Creative Evolution (1907, trans. 1911): Nobel prize for literature 1927
Derived FormsBergsonian (bɜːɡˈsəʊnɪən), adjective, noun
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