[ ska-rawn ]

  1. Paul [pawl], /pɔl/, 1610–60, French novelist, dramatist, and poet.

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How to use Scarron in a sentence

  • She was married first at the age of sixteen to the legless and lecherous writer Paul Scarron.

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  • Madame Scarron was then thirty-four, in the pride of womanly grace and dignity, with rare intellectual gifts and accomplishments.

  • No woman before or after her ever exerted so great an influence on the fortunes of a kingdom as did the widow of the poet Scarron.

  • Though Scarron wrote comedies, he had not patience to study the rules of dramatic poetry.

  • Scarron now became more decent in his manners and conversation; and his gaiety was thus more agreeable.

British Dictionary definitions for Scarron


/ (French skɑrɔ̃) /

  1. Paul (pɔl). 1610–60, French comic dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his picaresque novel Le Roman comique (1651–57)

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