[ri-nan; French ruh-nahn]
- Er·nest [ur-nist; French er-nest] /ˈɜr nɪst; French ɛrˈnɛst/, 1823–92, French philologist, historian, and critic.
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Examples from the Web for renan
Renan says that he may have been a Sebennyite, and his name Sebent.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
Renan describes it with peculiar clearness and succinctness.The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)
Walter M. Chandler
Even Renan is sure that "man is most religious in his best moments."The Meaning of Faith
Harry Emerson Fosdick
His addresses at the tombs of Zola and Renan are matters of history.
At times we overhear the honeyed accents, the silky tones of 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