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Ma·rie de Ra·bu·tin-Chan·tal [ma-reeduhra-by-tan-shahn-tal], /maˈri də ra bü tɛ̃ ʃɑ̃ˈtal/, Marquise de, 1626–96, French writer, especially of letters.
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Words nearby Sévigné
Severus, severy, Seveso, Sevier, Sevier River, Sévigné, Seville, Seville orange, Sèvres, sevruga, sew
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How to use Sévigné in a sentence
Her hair, dressed a la Sevigne, gave her a look of elegance; a necklace of pearls lay on her bosom like bubbles on snow.Parisians in the Country|Honore de Balzac
Madame de Sevigne had an apartment and held her salon there for nearly twenty years.Marse Henry (Vol. 2)|Henry Watterson
Madame Sevigne was one of Corneille's warmest admirers, and did not join the company of Racine worshipers.Paris: With Pen and Pencil|David W. Bartlett
But Madame de Sevigne had no clear notion of suffering in anyone who was not a person of quality.Democracy In America, Volume 2 (of 2)|Alexis de Toqueville
It can even go as far as weeping the traditional six tears, as Madame de Sevigne did for Andromaque.
British Dictionary definitions for Sévigné
/ (French seviɲe) /
Marquise de, title of Marie de Rabutin-Chantal. 1626–96, French letter writer. Her correspondence with her daughter and others provides a vivid account of society during the reign of Louis XIV
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