[ lair-muhn-tawf, -tof; Russian lyer-muhn-tuhf ]

  1. Mi·kha·il Yu·rie·vich [myi-khuh-yeel-yoo-ryi-vyich], /myɪ xʌˈyil ˈyu ryɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1814–41, Russian poet and novelist.

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How to use Lermontov in a sentence

  • Human love and happiness fall second to art: “Life is unimportant,” says Lermontov.

    Scorsese's Movie Obsession | Anne McElvoy | May 15, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • If you are really so attracted to Byronism, why not have chosen a suitable quotation from Lermontov?

  • This is the very reason why the Byronian influence, at the time of Pushkin and Lermontov, lasted such a short time.

  • In anger, of course, there has been a progress compared with L—n, even compared with Lermontov.

    The Possessed | Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Here was incarcerated the poet-prince Odoevsky, about whose early death the banished Lermontov wrote so tender an elegy.

    Comrade Kropotkin | Victor Robinson

British Dictionary definitions for Lermontov


/ (Russian ˈljɛrməntəf) /

  1. Mikhail Yurievich (mixaˈil ˈjurjɪvitʃ). 1814–41, Russian novelist and poet: noted esp for the novel A Hero of Our Time (1840)

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