[bawl-zak, bal-; French bal-zak]
  1. Ho·no·ré de [on-uh-rey duh; French aw-naw-rey duh] /ˌɒn əˈreɪ də; French ɔ nɔˈreɪ də/, 1799–1850, French novelist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • It is as easy to sit in Shakespeare's brain and think from there, as it is from Balzac's.

  • Don't you get up every morning meaning to prove you're equal to Balzac or Thackeray?

  • I open, for example, any one of half a dozen French studies of Balzac.

  • He also bewailed the fact that he had been born at what he called the confluence of Hugo and Balzac.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • He saw the art of Richardson and Balzac in an entirely new aspect.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

British Dictionary definitions for balzac


  1. Honoré de (ɔnɔre də). 1799–1850, French novelist: author of a collection of novels under the general title La Comédie humaine, including Eugénie Grandet (1833), Le Père Goriot (1834), and La Cousine Bette (1846)
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