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Claudel

[kloh-del] /kloʊˈdɛl/
noun
1.
Camille, 1864–1943, French sculptor.
2.
Paul (Louis Charles)
[pawl lwee sharl] /pɔl lwi ʃarl/ (Show IPA),
1868–1955, French diplomat, poet, and dramatist.
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  • Mrs. Claudel knew then that he had been looking and in a way then was loving.

  • Mrs. Claudel then was continuing in being one married to Mr. Claudel then.

  • He knew that Mrs. Claudel knew that thing that looking and loving is not anything.

  • Claudel, even more remote as a thinker from Nietzsche than Péguy, exhibits a kindred temper in the ingrained violence of his art.

  • Mrs. Claudel if she believed in dreams as much as Hattie and had dreamed that her mother was dead would put on mourning.

  • Claudel moved that Norwood should be made a member of the committee; and this, of course, was bitterly opposed by the radicals.

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • But then, a little later, it began to be suspected that she had designs upon Comrade Claudel, the Belgian jeweller.

    Jimmie Higgins Upton Sinclair
  • Adrienne reads aloud to us in the evenings; a man called Claudel; awfully stiff French to follow but rather beautiful.

    Adrienne Toner Anne Douglas Sedgwick
British Dictionary definitions for Claudel

Claudel

/French klodɛl/
noun
1.
Paul (Louis Charles Marie) (pɔl). 1868–1955, French dramatist, poet, and diplomat, whose works testify to his commitment to the Roman Catholic faith. His plays include L'Annonce faite à Marie (1912) and Le Soulier de satin (1919–24)
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