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Renan

[ri-nan; French ruh-nahn]
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noun
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Egoists

    James Huneker

  • At times we overhear the honeyed accents, the silky tones of Renan.

    Egoists

    James Huneker


British Dictionary definitions for renan

Renan

noun
  1. (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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