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Novalis

[noh-vah-lis]
noun
  1. pen name of Friedrich von Hardenberg, 1772–1801, German poet.
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Examples from the Web for novalis

Historical Examples

  • Thus Novalis errs not in saying that 'we are near waking when we dream that we dream.'

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • The melancholy of Novalis sought consolation in the Ossianic joy of grief.

    Ossian in Germany

    Rudolf Tombo

  • Novalis said that his opinion gained infinitely when it was shared by another.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote

  • The true, says Novalis, is that which we cannot help believing.

    The Religious Sentiment

    Daniel G. Brinton

  • I only mention him in contrast to Novalis, who was peculiarly a poet of that school.


British Dictionary definitions for novalis

Novalis

noun
  1. real name Friedrich von Hardenberg. 1772–1801, German romantic poet. His works include the mystical Hymnen an die Nacht (1797; published 1800) and Geistliche Lieder (1799)
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