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Cervantes

[ser-van-teez; Spanish ther-vahn-tes, ser-]
noun
  1. Mi·guel de [mi-gel dey; Spanish mee-gel de] /mɪˈgɛl deɪ; Spanish miˈgɛl dɛ/, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1547–1616, Spanish novelist and short-story writer.
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Historical Examples of cervantes

  • Inspect what delights you in Plutarch, in Shakspeare, in Cervantes.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Cervantes and Shakespeare very likely died in ignorance of each other's work.

    The Booklover and His Books

    Harry Lyman Koopman

  • There is no injustice in saying that Shakespeare's nature included that of Cervantes.

    The Booklover and His Books

    Harry Lyman Koopman

  • He would have done what Cervantes did, what Tourgenieff did, what Mrs. Stowe did.

  • Cervantes had before designated Pinto as the "prince of liars."


British Dictionary definitions for cervantes

Cervantes

noun
  1. Miguel de (miˈɣɛl ðe), full surname Cervantes Saavedra. 1547–1616, Spanish dramatist, poet, and prose writer, most famous for Don Quixote (1605), which satirizes the chivalric romances and greatly influenced the development of the novel
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