Examples from the Web for candide
Candide, with such a mentor bearing the name Martin, has now arrived at Venice.Classic French Course in English|William Cleaver Wilkinson
Meanwhile, all the travellers whom Candide met in the inns along his route, said to him, "We go to Paris."
Candide could not refrain from commending their beauty, grace, and address.
Candide having a curiosity to see the priests asked where they were.
Candide thereupon sent a messenger to Seignior Pococurante, desiring permission to wait on him the next day.Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
Culture definitions for candide
A novel of satire by Voltaire, in which a long series of calamities happens to the title character, an extremely naive and innocent young man, and his teacher, Doctor Pangloss. Pangloss, who reflects the optimistic philosophy of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz, nevertheless insists that, despite the calamities, “all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.”