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Human Comedy, The

noun
1.
French La Comédie Humaine. a collected edition of tales and novels in 17 volumes (1842–48) by Honoré de Balzac.
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  • To be so, they must be reasonably true to the human comedy; and any work that is so serves the turn of instruction.

    The Pocket R.L.S. Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Yes, after those years it is the human comedy; it is the never-ending drama!

    The Pioneer Trail Alfred Lambourne
  • But if the company of the human comedy falls short in this respect, it is not because some of its members do "shady" things.

  • The following personages appear in other stories of the human comedy.

    The Duchesse de Langeais Honore de Balzac
  • This was the first intimation of his "human comedy," which was so daringly undertaken and so nearly completed in his after years.

  • In other words, he has no need of it, but simply takes it as one of the infinite functions of human comedy.

  • That existence itself is summed up in the volumes of his human comedy.

  • "Do not let us discuss such unpleasant possibilities;" and he continued to search the human comedy for a woman resembling Evelyn.

    Evelyn Innes George Moore
  • But to this acute and trained observer of the human comedy he could not for long be deceptive.

    The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens

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