American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Italian noble family that prospered from the late 10th to the early 19th century and exerted great influence on Renaissance literature through its support of poets and dramatists such as Boiardo and Tasso.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See est.
“The verb in "Este zapato me siente bien" doesn't sound right.”
“Reggio, Parma, and Placentia, has darkened a geographical question somewhat doubtful and obscure Even Muratori, as the servant of the house of Este, is not free from partiality and prejudice.] 35 See Brenckman, Dissert.”
“First we had to cross the border to Cuidad del Este, which is nonly a few km form Foz de Iguazu.”
“Note 11: Composed to celebrate Borso d'Este's elevation to duke, this expansive fresco cycle is arranged according to the twelve months, in three horizontal levels.”
“Leonello d'Este's study (1448 – 53) at his castle at Belfiore incorporated intarsia work created for the "first recorded studiolo" (ca. 1414), which belonged to Paolo Guinigi, the lord of Lucca.”
“Isabella d'Este's superior survival skills enabled her to weather the constantly changing political loyalties of her contemporaries, even those in her own family.”
“We know all about Isabella d 'Este's gowns, as if she had worn them yesterday.”
“We proceed to Section B, same wall, where hang two grand Mantegnas, painted for Isabella d'Este's "Grotta," towards the end of the artist's career.”
“Antiope, the former is referred to by Vasari, in his life of Girolamo da Carpi, as a divine thing, wherein the figures are so superlatively beautiful that they seem to have been painted in Paradise; the latter formed part of Isabella d'Este's collection, to which we have so often referred.”
“So Beatrice d'Este's wedding-day was at length fixed, and Duchess”
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