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Goncourt

[gawn-koor; for 2 also English gon-koo r] /gɔ̃ˈkur; for 2 also English gɒnˈkʊər/
noun
1.
Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de
[ed-mawn lwee ahn-twan y-oh duh] /ɛdˈmɔ̃ lwi ɑ̃ˈtwan üˈoʊ də/ (Show IPA),
1822–96, and his brother Jules Alfred Huot de
[zhyl al-fred] /ʒyl alˈfrɛd/ (Show IPA)
1830–70, French art critics, novelists, and historians: collaborators until the death of Jules.
2.
Prix
[pree;; English pree] /pri;; English pri/ (Show IPA)
an annual award of money made by a French literary society (Académie Goncourt) for the best prose work of the year.
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  • A woman cannot give her heart as a prix Montyon, or there might be more bachelors than there are.

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  • In 1888 the prix Bordin of the Institut was conferred on her.

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  • M. Besnard, who was not a pupil of his, nevertheless owed him his prix de Rome.

    Grme Albert Keim
  • When very young, he won the great "prix de Rome" by his "Death of Beaurepaire."

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  • He then had him prepared at one of the Academy ateliers for competing for the prix de Rome.

    Chardin Paul G. Konody
  • He was inconsolable when Hippolyte failed to gain the prix de Rome.

    The Churches of Paris S. Sophia Beale
  • He gained the prix de Rome by his cantata of “Sardanapalus.”

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Goncourt

/French ɡɔ̃kur/
noun
1.
Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de (ɛdmɔ̃ lwi ɑ̃twan yo də), 1822–96, and his brother, Jules Alfred Huot de (ʒyl alfrɛd), 1830–70, French writers, noted for their collaboration, esp on their Journal, and for the Académie Goncourt founded by Edmond's will
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