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Proust

[proost; French proost]
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  1. Jo·seph Louis [zhaw-zef lwee] /ʒɔˈzɛf lwi/, 1754–1826, French chemist.
  2. Mar·cel [mahr-sel; French mar-sel] /mɑrˈsɛl; French marˈsɛl/, 1871–1922, French novelist.
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Proust

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  1. Joseph Louis (ʒozɛf lwi). 1754–1826, French chemist, who formulated the law of constant proportions
  2. Marcel (marsɛl). 1871–1922, French novelist whose long novel À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27) deals with the relationship of the narrator to themes such as art, time, memory, and society
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