Fontenelle


Fontenelle

Fontenelle noun

  1. Bernard le Bovier de (bɛrnar lə bɔvje də). 1657–1757, French philosopher. His writings include Digressions sur les anciens et les modernes (1688) and Éléments de la géométrie de l’infini (1727)

Examples from the Web for fontenelle Historical Examples of fontenelle

  • Fontenelle, the French poet and philosopher, saw a woman in the moon’s changes.

    Moon Lore

    Timothy Harley

  • I did not know it was in Goldsmith; but the real author of it was Fontenelle.

    Notes and Queries, Number 73, March 22, 1851

    Various

  • Sainte-Beuve calls her the Fontenelle of women, but it was Fontenelle tempered with a heart.

    The Women of the French Salons

    Amelia Gere Mason

  • Prominent among her friends were Bolingbroke and Fontenelle.

    The Women of the French Salons

    Amelia Gere Mason

  • In her equanimity and her love of repose she was a worthy disciple of Fontenelle.

    The Women of the French Salons

    Amelia Gere Mason

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