American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Mandeville, Bernard 1670?-1733. Dutch-born British physician, philosopher, and satirist whose major work, The Fable of the Bees (1714), depicts all activity as being motivated by self-interest.
- Mandeville, Sir John Pen name of the unknown compiler of The Voyage and Travels of Sir John Mandeville, Knight (c. 1371), a description of fantastic journeys through the East.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as mandilion.
“Until late last year, Madison Kerth was just another fifth-grader at Tchefuncte Middle School in Mandeville, La., just north of New Orleans across Lake Pontchartrain.”
“Unaccredited institutions range from those whose officials have been prosecuted, like LaSalle University in Mandeville, La., to those like”
“John calls Lloyd Parks and finds out that they are already in Mandeville, half way here, and waiting for us to give the word.”
“Homeowner Ben Begley uses a gasoline-powered leaf blower to remove debris from his roof in Mandeville, La.”
“You offer the kids choices, but you can't force a child to eat," said Alma Hackler, a lunchroom worker at Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, La.”
“Mr. Browning (alias Mandeville) replies by the parable of a garden in which beneficent and noxious plants grow side by side.”
“Even the Duke's 18-year-old American-born son Alexander, who has the title Viscount Mandeville, told this paper of his shock at learning of his and his sister's illegitimacy.”
“Mandeville" by Christine de Pisan, in her "Chemin de long Estude," see in "Romania," vol.xxi. p. 229, an article by Mr. Toynbee.”
“They were attacked as tending to teach the poor too much -- a very needless alarm -- and also by free thinkers, such as Mandeville, as intended outworks of the established church.”
“William Godwin, however, says in his "Mandeville," that "invisible things are the only realities.”
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