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  • n. Alternative form of pantagruelism.

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Examples

  • So I perceive in them all one and the same specifical form, and the like individual properties, which our ancestors called Pantagruelism; by virtue whereof they will bear with anything that floweth from a good, free, and loyal heart.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • For my part, I am thereabouts, thanks to his blessed goodness; and by the means of a little Pantagruelism (which you know is a certain jollity of mind, pickled in the scorn of fortune), you see me now hale and cheery, as sound as a bell, and ready to drink, if you will.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • By the means of a little Pantagruelism (which, you know, is _a certain jollity of mind, pickled in the scorn of fortune_), you see me now [ "at near seventy years of age," his translator says], hale and cheery, as sound as a bell, and ready to drink, if you will.

    Classic French Course in English

  • He was superb in vegetable Pantagruelism, with his cravat taken off, his shirt unbuttoned at the neck, his fruit-knife in hand, laughing, drinking water, carving into the pulp of a doyenne pear.

    Balzac

  • In one of them Rabelais was born, and found Quintessence, and of that finding -- more fortunate than the result of True Thomas finding the Elf Queen -- was born Pantagruelism.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • This pauvre diable delivered himself of two articles, "Pantagruelism or Pornography?"

    Arabian nights. English

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