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  1. Al·fred Vic·tor de [al-fred veek-tawr duh] /alˈfrɛd vikˈtɔr də/, 1797–1863, French poet, novelist, and dramatist.
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Examples from the Web for vigny

Historical Examples

  • Wealth and versatility of imagination were not Vigny's gifts.

    A History of French Literature

    Edward Dowden

  • The influence on poetical form of Lamartine, Vigny, Musset, was of minor importance.

  • Vigny married an English wife, knew something of England, and a good deal of English literature.

  • But this of course affects literature hardly at all; and Vigny had a perfect right to use the accepted version.

  • This is, it seems, like a Vigny made tender and consenting to the humility of a melancholy quite simple and stripped of scarves.

    The Book of Masks

    Remy de Gourmont

British Dictionary definitions for vigny


  1. Alfred Victor de (alfrɛd viktɔr də). 1797–1863, French romantic poet, novelist, and dramatist, noted for his pessimistic lyric verse Poèmes antiques et modernes (1826) and Les Destinées (1864), the novel Cinq-Mars (1826), and the play Chatterton (1835)
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