Petrarch [pee-trahrk, pe-] EXAMPLES| noun Francesco Petrarca, 1304–74, Italian poet and scholar.

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  • Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petrarch Contemporary Examples of petrarch

  • Perhaps it sounded more forceful in the language of Dante and Petrarch, but fair enough.

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  • Historical Examples of petrarch

  • I used to lie under the great cedar yonder, and read Petrarch.

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  • Thus Haller spoke to me of Petrarch, mentioning Rousseau with aversion.

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  • I wished to ascend to that part of the rock where Petrarch’s house stood.

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  • He wants to dance the polka as Petrarch, and find a Laura in every partner.’


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  • He makes the same complaint in speaking of Petrarch and Boccaccio.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for petrarch Petrarch noun Italian name Francesco Petrarca. 1304–74, Italian lyric poet and scholar, who greatly influenced the values of the Renaissance. His collection of poems Canzoniere, inspired by his ideal love for Laura, was written in the Tuscan dialect. He also wrote much in Latin, esp the epic poem Africa (1341) and the Secretum (1342), a spiritual self-analysis Derived FormsPetrarchan, adjective Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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