Voltairian

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Voltairian vol-tār′i-an pertaining to Voltaire, a famous French poet, dramatist, historian, and sceptic (1694-1778)
    • n Voltairian one who advocates the views and principles of Voltaire
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Usage

In literature:

In his youth he had been a good horseman, a Voltairian, and a Liberal.
"Monsieur de Camors, Complete" by Octave Feuillet
Voltairianism, deserted by the modern Liberals of France, has its chief cultivation nowadays among the wits of the old 'regime.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The demon which torments her is even more Voltairian than materialistic.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The soldier party is Voltairian.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
The Voltairian spirit refuses to be fooled by man or god.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
It is not that there is any expressed Voltairianism as there is in Pigault.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
Charles Scott Wood writes amusing Voltairian dialogues.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
The neo-Catholics disliked his Voltairianism.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
Voltairianism will be the ruin of the nation.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
We always imitate the French, but while we accepted Voltairianism in principle, the French had the courage to put it into practice.
"Psycho-Phone Messages" by Francis Grierson
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