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  1. Pros·per [praw-sper] /prɔˈspɛr/, 1803–70, French short-story writer, novelist, and essayist.
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Examples from the Web for merimee

Historical Examples

  • Merimee had a certain fascination of manner, and the predatory instincts of George Sand were again aroused.

    Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete

    Lyndon Orr

  • One day, when she felt bored and desperate, Merimee paid his court to her, and she listened to him.

  • Merimee says of George Sand that he has known her "maigre comme un clou et noire comme une taupe."

  • There are fine things in Balzac and passages in Merimee which strike one like a keen blast of sea air.

    Story of My Life

    Helen Keller

  • She tells of her intimacy with Merimee, an intimacy which was of short duration and very unsatisfactory.

British Dictionary definitions for merimee


  1. Prosper (prɔspɛr). 1803–70, French novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer, noted particularly for his short novels Colomba (1840) and Carmen (1845), on which Bizet's opera was based
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