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  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


  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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