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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or in the style of Marie-Henri Beyle (known as Stendhal)

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  • The Boomer Americana is attractive, the rise of the ambitious provincial to the big leagues has a built-in Stendhalian appeal, and the writing's garrulity carries you along — even if Clinton's best stories are ruined by his insistence on turning every good anecdote into another job qualification.

    Policy Wank

  • The Boomer Americana is attractive, the rise of the ambitious provincial to the big leagues has a built-in Stendhalian appeal, and the writing's garrulity carries you along — even if Clinton's best stories are ruined by his insistence on turning every good anecdote into another job qualification.

    Policy Wank

  • “I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will, and for a marriage to be successful, that commitment must be reciprocal,” Mrs Sanford said, exposing the gulf between her and her husband, who believes instead in the Stendhalian passion that sweeps a man away against his interests.

    Literary ideology of adultery

  • “I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will, and for a marriage to be successful, that commitment must be reciprocal,” Mrs Sanford said, exposing the gulf between her and her husband, who believes instead in the Stendhalian passion that sweeps a man away against his interests.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Stendhalian fragrance from the name of the Princess, and in implanting there, in their place, the image of a little dark woman, taken up with good works, of a friendliness so humble that one felt at once in how exalted a pride that friendliness had its roots.

    The Guermantes Way

  • Parma, in which no breath of air stirred, and of all that I had made it assume of Stendhalian sweetness and the reflected hue of violets.

    Swann's Way

  • On the one hand Henri Martineau, that eminent Stendhalian, assures us that from the outset of Le Rouge et le Noir Julien

    Claude Simon - Nobel Lecture

  • Nemerov has shrewdly assigned speaking roles to the two companions Saul is said to have taken with him on his visit to the kindly, culinary Witch; a "Commander" to represent the military, and a "Minister" to handle the Stendhalian ironies of power.

    Poetry

  • The Kantian conception of the disinterested contemplation of Beauty Nietzsche likened to the moon looking at the earth at night and giving the earth only dreams; but the Stendhalian conception of

    A Tramp's Sketches

  • How appropriate, then, that his new book, and second novel "World Elsewhere" appeared in 1999, is a highly Stendhalian affair, with the great French writer himself being one of three major characters.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - washingtonpost.com

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