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Derzhavin

[der-zhah-vin; Russian dyer-zhah-vyin] /dɛrˈʒɑ vɪn; Russian dyɛrˈʒɑ vyɪn/
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1.
Gavril Romanovich [gah-vril roh-mah-nuh-vich;; Russian guh-vryil ruh-mah-nuh-vyich] /gɑˈvrɪl roʊˈmɑ nə vɪtʃ;; Russian gəˈvryɪl rəˈmɑ nə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1743–1816, Russian poet.
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  • Who knows, my cousin, but that he may prove to be a second Derzhavin?

    Childhood Leo Tolstoy
  • This does not include obsequious authors like Derzhavin and Karamzin.

    Comrade Kropotkin Victor Robinson
  • Derzhavin was enthusiastic over the recitation of his Recollections of Tsarskoe Selo.

  • I began to read different poems in our books, but neither Dimitrieff nor Derzhavin could help me.

    Childhood Leo Tolstoy

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