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

  • Comte, (Isidore) Auguste (Marie François) 1798-1857. French philosopher known as the founder of positivism. He also established sociology as a systematic study.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A count: occurring in English use, in French titles.

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  • n. French philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study


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  • Comte did reject psychology, but then again, as a field of scholarly/scientific study, psychology was rather un (der) developed in Comte's time.

    Confirmation Bias and ID

  • Seven generations after Sigebert IV, in the late ninth century, Sigebert VI nicknamed Prince Ursus is said to have lost the title of Comte du Razès after an attempt to oust Louis II.

    The Sion Revelation

  • Adding to the fog surrounding everything about him, throughout his long life Plantard used various aliases and variations of his name, most famously from 1972 styling himself Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair, claiming that he was the legitimate holder of the title of Comte de Saint-Clair from Saint-Clair-sur-Epte, a village about thirty miles northwest of Paris.

    The Sion Revelation

  • The Comte was a man of great energy, a well-traveled bon vivant, art collector and gourmand.

    A Place of Great Whites Confronts a Dark Mystery

  • “If you please, Monsieur le Comte, that is enough!”

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • Taking up a tin lantern, the yawning Gaspard gestured for me to follow him up a set of narrow, dark stairs and through a series of rooms, each one filled from floor to ceiling with crates labelled Comte this, Marquise that — the boxed remnants of lives lost, lives taken.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • The other, unquietly stunning in a midnight blue coat and blinding white linen, was the cause of Andrew's reversion to guardian role: the so-called Comte d'Esmond.

    Captives Of The Night

  • Her brother, who was called the Comte d'Aubigne, was of but little worth, yet always spoke as though no man were his equal, complained that he had not been made Marechal of France

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • Instead of keeping to the study of the vernaculars, he had read some books written by a man called Comte, I think, and a man called Spencer, and a Professor

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • Henri V., the Bourbon King, called the Comte de Chambord, lives at the Palazzo Cavalli, and holds a small court, kept up in a little state by devoted partisans, who are under the surveillance of the police, and have three or four different lodgings everywhere.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton


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