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Condillac

[kawn-dee-yak] /kɔ̃ diˈyak/
noun
1.
Étienne Bonnot de
[ey-tyen baw-naw duh] /eɪˈtyɛn bɔˈnɔ də/ (Show IPA),
1715–80, French philosopher.
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  • "No, no," she cried, her alarm waking again at the thought of the folk of Condillac.

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  • "At least, monsieur has made them fear him up there at Condillac," said he.

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  • "It is a long distance from Condillac to Paris, madame," said her son, with a shrug.

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  • From what was said I gathered that Florimond is already on his way to Condillac.

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  • How does it happen that he did not hasten himself, to Condillac?

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  • The lack of news from Condillac has been for months a matter of surprise to me.

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  • Condillac is as good as lost to you already, since Florimond is upon the threshold.

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  • Must he kill every man in Condillac before he could hope to escape?

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  • He feared the consequences of that as much for himself as for Condillac.

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  • Did he not say that he had left his man behind him when he came to Condillac?

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British Dictionary definitions for Condillac

Condillac

/French kɔ̃dijak/
noun
1.
Étienne Bonnot de (etjɛn bɔno də). 1715–80, French philosopher. He developed Locke's view that all knowledge derives from the senses in his Traité des sensations (1754)
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