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[mon-teyn; French mawn-ten-yuh] /mɒnˈteɪn; French mɔ̃ˈtɛn yə/
Michel Eyquem
[mee-shel e-kem] /miˈʃɛl ɛˈkɛm/ (Show IPA),
Seigneur de, 1533–92, French essayist. Unabridged
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  • Like Montaigne and his sausage, I had now something to complain of, and I was happy.

  • What Montaigne said of greatness, therefore, Khalid must have said of success.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • Your anecdotes from Ad-Damiry and your quotations from Montaigne shall not help you.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • And to pour out all myself as old Montaigne, I wish all this to be known.'

    James Boswell William Keith Leask
  • He says things like Defoe, like Montaigne, like Rochefoucauld.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray
  • This is bolder and more chilling than Machiavelli, more detached than Montaigne.

  • Since Montaigne wrote the first Essays, this Form has permeated every country.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald
  • In this work he systematized many of the opinions of Montaigne.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for Montaigne


/French mɔ̃tɛɲ/
Michel Eyquem de (miʃɛl ikɛm də). 1533–92, French writer. His life's work, the Essays (begun in 1571), established the essay as a literary genre and record the evolution of his moral ideas
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