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Molière

[mohl-yair; French maw-lyer]
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noun
  1. Jean Baptiste Poquelin, 1622–73, French actor and playwright.
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Examples from the Web for moliere

Historical Examples

  • He was buried in the cemetery of Saint-Joseph, by the side of Moliere.

    Quotes and Images From The Tales and Novels of Jean de La Fontaine

    Jean de La Fontaine

  • You supply the dialogue as you proceed, which is rather more than Moliere ever attempted.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Then you do not imply that I have been stealing from Moliere?

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • You cannot suppose that Moliere ever troubled himself to be original in the matter of ideas.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Moliere took those old stories and retold them in his own language.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for moliere

Molière

noun
  1. real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. 1622–73, French dramatist, regarded as the greatest French writer of comedy. His works include Tartuffe (1664), Le Misanthrope (1666), L'Avare (1668), Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670), and Le Malade imaginaire (1673)
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moliere in Culture

Molière

[(mol-yair)]

Nom de plume of Jean Baptiste Poquelin, a seventeenth-century French playwright. He is best known for his comedies of satire, such as The Misanthrope and Tartuffe.

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