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Rolland

[raw-lahn] /rɔˈlɑ̃/
noun
1.
Romain
[raw-man] /rɔˈmɛ̃/ (Show IPA),
1866–1944, French novelist, music critic, and dramatist: Nobel prize 1915.
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  • "But I always heard that the school was quite popular," said Mrs. Rolland.

    Dr. Wortle's School

    Anthony Trollope
  • "It makes him very unhappy; I know that," said Mrs. Rolland.

    Dr. Wortle's School

    Anthony Trollope
  • "That will do," said Mr. Rolland, somewhat to the surprise of the Court.

  • "I respectfully submit that I am in the right," said Rolland.

  • Weeks elapsed, and Rolland had long since forgotten his hour of impulse.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • Far more than by the words was Rolland moved by the kindly deed of Tolstoi.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • For Rolland this was a vital experience, a deep and creative experience.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • Involuntarily, during these years, Rolland the romanticist became an observer.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • Rolland aspired to bold ventures, but his world would have none of them.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
  • Rolland, a bold swimmer, was one of the first to leap into the turbulent flood.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
British Dictionary definitions for Rolland

Rolland

/French rɔlɑ̃/
noun
1.
Romain (rɔmɛ̃). 1866–1944, French novelist, dramatist, and essayist, known for his novels about a musical genius, Jean-Christophe, (1904–12): Nobel prize for literature 1915
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