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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • French philosopher and writer whose works often attack injustice and intolerance. He wrote the satirical novel Candide (1759) and the Philosophical Dictionary (1764).

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  • proper noun pen name of the French philosopher François-Marie Arouet

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  • noun French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778)

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