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Peer Gynt

[peer gint; Norwegian pair gynt] /ˈpɪər ˈgɪnt; Norwegian ˈpɛər ˈgünt/
a play (1867) by Henrik Ibsen. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Above everything else which we see in Peer Gynt we see its fun and its picturesqueness.

    Henrik Ibsen Edmund Gosse
  • But can one read "Brand" or "Peer Gynt" and ask such questions?

  • Like Peer Gynt, he is put into a mad-house, but some time afterwards he is released and is escorted in triumph out of town.

  • If he didn't get a full dose of Peer Gynt every few days, he was as nervous as a Cat.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • The curse of Peer Gynt is his overmastering imagination coupled with a weak will.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • And that is supposed to be Peer Gynt's house—that old stue there.

    Katharine Frensham Beatrice Harraden
  • One wonders what they would have done had he made it as biting as Ibsen made "Peer Gynt."

    Irish Plays and Playwrights Cornelius Weygandt
  • Yet in Peer Gynt he declares "to be oneself is to slay oneself."

    Egoists James Huneker

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