OTHER WORDS FROM VoltaireVol·tair·e·an, Vol·tair·i·an, adjective, noun
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Several centuries ago, Voltaire declared that a dog is man’s best friend.Fox & I Is an Unnerving Memoir About Wildlife and Friendship|Annabel Gutterman|June 24, 2021|Time
Voltaire mocked Leibniz for suggesting that we live in the best of all possible worlds, but Barbour shares Leibniz’s view.The Country Gentleman of Physics - Issue 100: Outsiders|Michael Brooks|May 12, 2021|Nautilus
That Émilie du Châtelet was a party-girl who slept with Voltaire and had a knack for translation.
A century later, the early intellectual dominance of this tiny region inspired France’s Voltaire to write, “we look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilization.”Martin Luther Rewired Your Brain - Issue 96: Rewired|Joseph Henrich|February 17, 2021|Nautilus
If this is the age of quantum reason, then Baggott is its Voltaire.Your Guide to the Many Meanings of Quantum Mechanics - Facts So Romantic|Sabine Hossenfelder|September 3, 2020|Nautilus
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
He had read Rousseau, Voltaire, and other thinkers in French society.
“Common sense is not so common,” Voltaire proclaimed three centuries ago.
Leibniz (185) and Voltaire (170) also performed well, but others gave a lackluster showing.
But she was quoting Rousseau and Voltaire in her letters when she was only 16, before she ever met the doctor.
These short studies reflect every phase of Voltaire's sparkling genius.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Voltaire exerted himself as warmly against this infamous act, as he had against the execution of Calas.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Thus Voltaire, for a mistaken purpose and with ill-judged passion, frequently cast the light of his mind on historical prejudices.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Voltaire lived from 1755 to 1758 at les Dlices near Geneva, and within Genevan territory.
Then he smiled grimly, thinking of Voltaire's cruel epigram—that "letters addressed to posterity seldom reach their destination!"Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
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Derived forms of VoltaireVoltairean or Voltairian, adjective, noun
Cultural definitions for Voltaire
The nom de plume of François Arouet, an eighteenth-century French philosopher and author and a major figure of the Enlightenment. Voltaire was known as a wit and freethinker. The most famous of his works is Candide.