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Gil Blas

[French zheel blah] /French ʒil ˈblɑ/
(Gil Blas de Santillane) a picaresque novel (1715–35) by Le Sage. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Gil Blas, of course, is in every sense a "bigger" book of literature.

  • We read the Gaulois and Gil Blas and papers of a friskier tone.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • In the meantime I am living like Gil Blas and doing nothing.

  • This venta trait of Iberian gastronomy did not escape the compiler of Gil Blas.

    Gatherings From Spain Richard Ford
  • Doctor,” replied Swift, significantly, “did you never read Gil Blas?


    Leslie Stephen
  • It has often been our lot to share the mistake of Gil Blas with regard to the Archbishop.

  • They do not argue as Gil Blas and his Hibernians did with heat and temper, ending in blows.

  • Gil Blas,” though French in form, is in essence French only because it is human.

    French Classics William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • But so would Figaro and Gil Blas have said, and on exactly the same grounds.

    Froude's History of England Charles Kingsley
  • Of Gil Blas it has been well said that the book is moral like experience.

    Essays sthetical George Calvert

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