[ mon-teyn; French mawn-ten-yuh ]

  1. Mi·chel Ey·quem [mee-shele-kem], /miˈʃɛl ɛˈkɛm/, Seigneur de, 1533–92, French essayist.

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How to use Montaigne in a sentence

  • And I plain told her that Helena Montaigne was here, and 'twas her chanst to make friends with her.

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
  • Montaigne would say:219 I will have elbow-room: I will be courteous and affable according to my fancy, without fear or remorse.

  • We are disturbed in our slumber only, like the luxurious Montaigne, ‘that we may the better and more sensibly enjoy it.’

    English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
  • In this work he systematized many of the opinions of Montaigne.

    The Necessity of Atheism | Dr. D.M. Brooks

British Dictionary definitions for Montaigne


/ (French mɔ̃tɛɲ) /

  1. Michel Eyquem de (miʃɛl ikɛm də). 1533–92, French writer. His life's work, the Essays (begun in 1571), established the essay as a literary genre and record the evolution of his moral ideas

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