[mon-teyn; French mawn-ten-yuh] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of montaigne

Historical Examples of montaigne

  • Like Montaigne and his sausage, I had now something to complain of, and I was happy.

  • What Montaigne said of greatness, therefore, Khalid must have said of success.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Your anecdotes from Ad-Damiry and your quotations from Montaigne shall not help you.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • And to pour out all myself as old Montaigne, I wish all this to be known.'

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • He says things like Defoe, like Montaigne, like Rochefoucauld.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction

    David Christie Murray

British Dictionary definitions for montaigne


  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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