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Loti

[law-tee] /lɔˈti/
noun
1.
Pierre
[pyer] /pyɛr/ (Show IPA),
(Louis Marie Julien Viaud) 1850–1923, French novelist.
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  • The mention of Iceland brings to every one's mind the name of pierre loti.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • Taunay, too, has been likened to pierre loti for his exotic flavor.

    Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • It is recognized, however, that pierre loti is a poet in his books of travel.

    The Literature of Ecstasy Albert Mordell
  • pierre loti has written of Ypres as he saw it not long ago, and it gives us a vivid glimpse of the city in war times.

    The Spell of Belgium Isabel Anderson
  • The most illustrious example that I can quote on this point is certainly pierre loti.

    Acrobats and Mountebanks Hugues Le Roux
  • Since he has become an Immortal the literary activity of pierre loti has somewhat declined.

    An Iceland Fisherman Pierre Loti
  • At his best pierre loti was unquestionably the finest descriptive writer of the day.

  • Suffice it to say that pierre loti has been always the nom de plume of M. Viaud.

  • In the quotation which follows, pierre loti refers to the little children in Ypres.

    The Spell of Belgium Isabel Anderson
  • Distinguished though his naval activities have been, it is as a man of letters that pierre loti is known to the world.

British Dictionary definitions for pierre loti

loti

/ˈləʊtɪ; ˈluːtɪ/
noun (pl) maloti (məˈləʊtɪ; -ˈluːtɪ)
1.
the standard monetary unit of Lesotho, divided into 100 lisente
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