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  1. Charles Au·gu·stin [sharl oh-gy-stan] /ʃarl oʊ güˈstɛ̃/, 1804–69, French literary critic.
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Examples from the Web for sainte-beuve

Historical Examples

  • We turn, like loyal disciples of Taine and Sainte-Beuve, to his ancestral stock.

    The American Mind

    Bliss Perry

  • Perhaps a literary critic, like Sainte-Beuve with shining Monday morning reviews.


    James Huneker

  • Even if we had Sainte-Beuve's scalpel, we could not surprise the secret.

  • Sainte-Beuve, 100 francs,'—this was what was to be read there.

  • Sainte-Beuve calls her the Fontenelle of women, but it was Fontenelle tempered with a heart.

British Dictionary definitions for sainte-beuve


  1. Charles Augustin (ʃarl oɡystɛ̃). 1804–69, French critic, best known for his collections of essays Port Royal (1840–59) and Les Causeries du Lundi (1851–62)
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