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  1. Pierre [pyer] /pyɛr/, 1647–1706, French philosopher and critic.
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Examples from the Web for bayle

Historical Examples

  • He had studied the philosophical works of Spinoza and Bayle.

    History of the Moravian Church

    J. E. Hutton

  • We are reminded here of the magic mirror mentioned by Bayle.

    Moon Lore

    Timothy Harley

  • Bayle's portrait does not resemble him, as one of his friends writes.

  • Few philosophers were more deserving of the title than, Bayle.

  • It was in Holland that Bayle published his famous Dictionary.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2

    Henry Sutherland Edwards

British Dictionary definitions for bayle


  1. Pierre (pjɛr). 1647–1706, French philosopher and critic, noted for his Dictionnaire historique et critique (1697), which profoundly influenced Voltaire and the French Encyclopedists
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