Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mauriac, François 1885-1970. French writer many of whose novels, notably Thérèse Desqueyroux (1927), are psychological studies of temptation, sin, and redemption in the lives of bourgeois characters. He won the 1952 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • proper n. A French surname.

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  • n. French novelist who wrote about the conflict between desire and religious belief (1885-1970)

Etymologies

From French Mauriac (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To paraphrase Mauriac, I love France, but I don't want there to be two of them, least of all if one is in the United States.

    Vox Verax

  • Indeed, most of the modern novelists who have placed matters of faith at the center of their work have been, like Graham Greene, C.S. Lewis, François Mauriac and Flannery O'Connor, believers of one sort or another.

    How Can Skeptics Make Convincing Religious Art?

  • Author François Mauriac once said, "Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are' is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread."

    Favorite Rereads: Books You Read Over And Over Again

  • "What do you buy when the world is coming to an end?" said Nicolas Mauriac of the popular Maison de Vacances, which sells bright cushions, textiles and accessories.

    Design With a Je Ne Sais Quoi

  • Mr. Mauriac was waiting for the spring to launch his new orange collection of shaved rabbit and vintage salmon cushions (from €134), throws (€799) and cowhair poufs (€972), but felt the public needed brightening now.

    Design With a Je Ne Sais Quoi

  • The right-leaning French literary world of the 1930s was hardly a "fringe" phenomenon: It included such writers as Fran ois Mauriac and Paul Claudel (who served as France's ambassador to the U.S.).

    A Writer's Contradictions

  • Himlens Hemlighet (1919) 1952: François Mauriac (France, 1885-1970)

    January 2008

  • In France of that era numerous very fine authors fell out of favour --- Malraux, Mauriac, Celine, Bernanos, Montherlant.

    Commonplace: Henry de Montherlant as maverick

  • I read all the Catholic novelists, Mauriac, Bernanos, Bloy, Greene, Waugh; I read all the nuts like Djuna Barnes and Dorothy Richardson and Va.

    What O'Connor read in grad school

  • French poet and Nobel prizewinner, Francois Mauriac.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1986 - Presentation Speech

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