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  1. An·dré (Paul Guil·laume) [ahn-dreypawl gee-yohm], /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ pɔl giˈyoʊm/, 1869–1951, French novelist, essayist, poet, and critic: Nobel Prize 1947.

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How to use Gide in a sentence

  • Gravity is very often mistakin for wisdum, but thare is as much differ as thare is between a Gide board and the man who maid it.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings | Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • She had let her little box of a house in London for the winter, and had intended to stay at Castle Gide for at least a month.

  • He himself told Monsieur Andr Gide a strange and pathetic story of those silent, unhappy hours.

    Oscar Wilde | Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  • He told M. Gide that prison had completely changed him, had taught him the meaning of pity.

  • M. André Gide, who called on him there almost as soon as he arrived, gives a fair mental picture of him at this time.

British Dictionary definitions for Gide


/ (French ʒid) /

  1. André (ɑ̃dre). 1869–1951, French novelist, dramatist, critic, diarist, and translator, noted particularly for his exploration of the conflict between self-fulfilment and conventional morality. His novels include L'Immoraliste (1902), La Porte étroite (1909), and Les Faux-Monnayeurs (1926): Nobel prize for literature 1947

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