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Diderot

[dee-duh-roh; French deeduh-roh]
noun
  1. De·nis [duh-nee] /dəˈni/, 1713–84, French philosopher, critic, and encyclopedist.
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Examples from the Web for diderot

Historical Examples

  • Since Diderot, it is said that France has produced no talker to be compared with him.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851

    Various

  • The doctrines of Diderot and Jean Jacques form but sorry homilies.

    Gerald Fitzgerald

    Charles James Lever

  • She told Ségur in later years what success Diderot had with her as a politician.

  • And on this Diderot sails off into a digression on the grounds of praise and blame.

  • Diderot had a companion who pleased her better than Diderot himself.


British Dictionary definitions for diderot

Diderot

noun
  1. Denis (dəni). 1713–84, French philosopher, noted particularly for his direction (1745–72) of the great French Encyclopédie
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