American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A small island off the coast of northwest France in an arm of the English Channel. Crowned by an abbey founded c. 708, it is a major tourist attraction.
“She found the town to be “the Mont-Saint-Michel of tit and tail,” and its celluloid goddesses to be distasteful.”
“Closeted in his study, he plunged into a revision of Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, emerging only to preside over the breakfast table or to entertain Quentin Roosevelt, age four, whom he found “considerably older and less school-boy-like than his father.””
“The joy evoked by the Virgin of Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres was gone, replaced by utter despair.”
“For ten days they wandered from Amiens to Chartres, with Mont-Saint-Michel and a half dozen other great churches in between.”
“Mont-Saint-Michel marked a turning point: “What the Roman could not express flowered into the Gothic; what the masculine mind could not idealize in the warrior, it idealized in the woman.””
“A hundred copies of Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres awaited Henry on his return from Paris at the end of 1904.”
“The tour began with the tip of the spire at Mont-Saint-Michel.”
“To introduce the world that had created Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Adams posed as an uncle touring France with his nieces.”
“The Education of Henry Adams and his great history showed the riches of his intellect, but it was in Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres that he revealed his deepest feelings.”
“Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres was his protest against this monstrous power, his declaration of principles as head of the Conservative Christian Anarchists; a party numbering one member.”
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