[teyn; French ten]
- Hip·po·lyte A·dolphe [ee-paw-leet a-dawlf] /i pɔˈlit aˈdɔlf/, 1828–93, French literary critic and historian.
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We turn, like loyal disciples of Taine and Sainte-Beuve, to his ancestral stock.The American Mind
Taine excelled in praise of her intellectual vigour and productivity.Mountain Meditations
It has been reduced to an absurdity by the abuse Taine made of it.Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
He saw Taine received, still screaming, and carried into the lock.
Taine was arrogant and suspicious and intolerant even on the Niccola.
- 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)