Er·nest [ur-nist; French er-nest], /ˈɜr nɪst; French ɛrˈnɛst/, 1823–92, French philologist, historian, and critic.
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How to use Renan in a sentence
You mention Renan in your note, and the mention has sent me off into rather gratuitous remarks, you perceive.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
It is of those who have acceded with Renan "La btise humaine est la seule chose qui donne une ide de l'infini."Instigations | Ezra Pound
He thought of Renan, who declares that on the Acropolis at Athens beauty and wisdom do exist, really exist, as external powers.The Longest Journey | E. M. Forster
Yesterday I wrote him a rather sharp letter, as I was indignant at the article on Renan.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 | Gustave Flaubert
Jacob Grimm and M. Renan espouse a theory, in the main, similar.
British Dictionary definitions for Renan
(Joseph) Ernest (ernest). 1823–92, French philosopher, theologian, and historian; best known for his Life of Jesus (1863), which discounted the supernatural aspects of the Gospels
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