Fran·çois de Sa·li·gnac de La Mothe [frahn-swa duh sa lee-nyak duh la -mawt], /frɑ̃ˈswa də sa liˈnyak də la ˈmɔt/, 1651–1715, French theologian and writer.
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How to use Fénelon in a sentence
Fenelon has said that in a certain stage of piety there is much of self, and Coley was evidently in that stage.Life of John Coleridge Patteson | Charlotte M. Yonge
“Nothing is more neglected than the education of daughters,” said Fenelon, in the first sentence of his noted work on the subject.The Hearth-Stone | Samuel Osgood
Fenelon accepted this servile devotion, regarding it as a part of the woman's penance for sins done in the past.
The Madame was fifty; Fenelon was forty-seven—they certainly were old enough to know better, but they did not.
Fenelon was suave, gentle, and won by an appeal to the highest and best in the hearts of his hearers.
British Dictionary definitions for Fénelon
François de Salignac de La Mothe (frɑ̃swa də saliɲak də la mɔt). 1651–1715, French theologian and writer; author of Maximes des saints (1697), a defence of quietism, and Les aventures de Télémaque (1699), which was construed as criticizing the government of Louis XIV
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