American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Beauvoir, Simone de 1908-1986. French writer, existentialist, and feminist whose works include The Second Sex (1949) and The Coming of Age (1970), a study of how different cultures view old age.
- n. French feminist and existentialist and novelist (1908-1986)
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“The home that would become known as Beauvoir (meaning "beautiful view") was constructed in 1852 by James Brown, a planter from Madison County.”
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“The third instance apposite was at "Beauvoir," Mississippi, of which more, perhaps, anon.”
“Warfield, of Kentucky, was the aunt of Mrs. Dorsey, and the author of the novel "Beauvoir," from which the plantation was named, and which estate Mrs. Dorsey devoted to the cultivation of oranges.”
“Beauvoir" by will to Mr. Davis and his daughter Winnie.”
“They afterwards returned to Louisiana; and in 1875, upon the death of Mr. Dorsey, Mr.. Dorsey made her home at "Beauvoir," her place in Mississippi.”
“Being finally released on bail, he went for his health to England and Canada; and then he resided in Memphis and at "Beauvoir," Mississippi, which latter place was his home when he died.”
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