[ teyn; French ten ]
/ teɪn; French tɛn /
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Hip·po·lyte A·dolphe [ee-paw-leeta-dawlf], /i pɔˈlit aˈdɔlf/, 1828–93, French literary critic and historian.
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He was planning again a book on Byron, and asks for Taine's critique of him 217 in his Littrature anglaise.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
M. Taine, however, is not subject to the weakness of enthusiasm.
Say what he likes, nature can not act in the manner indicated by M. Taine.
It is difficult to re-people one of these splendid rooms and consider a period when, as M. Taine says, "life was wholly operatic."The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore
Taine narrates the instructive story of a little girl who wore a medal around her throat, of which she was told, Cest le bon Dieu.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
British Dictionary definitions for Taine
/ (French tɛn) /
Hippolyte Adolphe (ipɔlit adɔlf). 1828–93, French literary critic and historian. He applied determinist criteria to the study of literature, art, history, and psychology, regarding them as products of environment and race. His works include Histoire de la littérature anglaise (1863–64) and Les Origines de la France contemporaine (1875–93)
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