/ (French dyra) /

  1. Marguerite, real name Marguerite Donnadieu . 1914–96, French novelist born in Giadinh, Indochina (now in Vietnam). Her works include The Sea Wall (1950), Practicalities (1990), Écrire (1993), and the script for the film Hiroshima mon amour (1960)

Words Nearby Duras

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How to use Duras in a sentence

  • Charles of Duras had her taken to Muro, in the Basilicata, and had her put to death seven or eight months afterward.

    Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
  • M. de Turenne and Mademoiselle de Duras were heretics: you did right there.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems | Walter Savage Landor
  • It would be as uncharitable to doubt the conviction of Mademoiselle de Duras as that of M. le Maréchal.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems | Walter Savage Landor
  • On Wednesday last the Duras steamer brought in 400 boxes of fish, which had been caught in one day.

    Ireland as It Is | Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • The king was near me with his hat in his hand; the duc de Duras gave me his arm.

    Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry | Etienne Leon Lamothe-Langon