Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hypocritical pretender to devotion; a hypocrite.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A hypocritical devotee. See the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
- n. a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
“By the time Tartuffe is exposed and Orgon renounces him, Tartuffe has legal control of his finances and family, and is about to steal all of his wealth and marry his daughter — all at Orgon's own invitation.”
“At the very last minute, the king intervenes, and Tartuffe is condemned to prison.”
“Most often Tartuffe is made to appear under the ecclesiastical costume, but Mauriac assures us that this personage is found much more frequently in the midst of those supporting the theory of materialistic progress.”
“The composer is Kansas native Kirke Mechem, whose previous operas include "Tartuffe," from the Molière comedy.”
“At the University of Missouri, likewise, I was likewise cast in lead roles in various theater offerings: "The Visit", "The Miser", "Tartuffe", "Mary Stuart", and others.”
“The original "Tartuffe," like the most of Molière's comedies, is written in rhymed verse.”
“The story of "Tartuffe" is briefly this: Tartuffe, the hero, is a pure villain.”
“A contemporary allusion to "Tartuffe," with more French manners implied: --”
“(The female hypocrite), a weak imitation of Molière's "Tartuffe".”
“From the French he translated Molière's "Tartuffe"; from the”
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