[ moh-puh-sahnt; French moh-pa-sahn ]
/ ˈmoʊ pəˌsɑnt; French moʊ paˈsɑ̃ /
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(Hen·ri Re·né Al·bert) Guy de [ahn-reeruh-neyal-bergee duh], /ɑ̃ˈri rəˈneɪ alˈbɛr gi də/, 1850–93, French short-story writer and novelist.
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How to use Maupassant in a sentence
Many recall Maupassant or O. Henry in the way they conclude with an old-fashioned twist or epiphany.Quick Reads for the Asylum|Taylor Antrim|August 13, 2009|DAILY BEAST
Bierce can make us accept as valid and tragic events more odd than the one de Maupassant had to reject.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Unlike De Maupassant, however, it is the psychological complications in which he is chiefly interested.Modernities|Horace Barnett Samuel
But my young author's experiment with De Maupassant was not successful.Hints to Pilgrims|Charles Stephen Brooks
But in time the mind came to interest Maupassant as much as the body.
Maupassant was a Norman, and he had never given a thought to the glorifying of God.
British Dictionary definitions for Maupassant
/ (French mopɑsɑ̃) /
(Henri René Albert) Guy de (ɡi də). 1850–93, French writer, noted esp for his short stories, such as Boule de suif (1880), La Maison Tellier (1881), and Mademoiselle Fifi (1883). His novels include Bel Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888)
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