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[mohl-yair; French maw-lyer] /moʊlˈyɛər; French mɔˈlyɛr/
(Jean Baptiste Poquelin) 1622–73, French actor and playwright. Unabridged
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  • moliere then wakes up, and goes on to the stage to pay his respects to the king.

  • Then you do not imply that I have been stealing from moliere?

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • We prefer moliere; but how many things there are in moliere which come in a direct line from Maccus!

    The Wonders of Pompeii Marc Monnier
  • You cannot suppose that moliere ever troubled himself to be original in the matter of ideas.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Amongst the ridiculous characters in this latter, moliere had not described the huntsman.

    A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  • You supply the dialogue as you proceed, which is rather more than moliere ever attempted.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • The play, too, was moliere's, and it was here that it was first performed.

    Pencillings by the Way N. Parker Willis
  • The merit of the original belongs to the celebrated moliere.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor Stephen Cullen Carpenter
  • A year later, Mozart was thrown with a number of paupers into a grave which is now as unknown as the grave of moliere.

    Haydn J. Cuthbert Hadden
  • "I will go anywhere you like, monseigneur," answered moliere.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
British Dictionary definitions for moliere


/French mɔljɛr/
real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. 1622–73, French dramatist, regarded as the greatest French writer of comedy. His works include Tartuffe (1664), Le Misanthrope (1666), L'Avare (1668), Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670), and Le Malade imaginaire (1673)
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moliere in Culture
Molière [(mol-yair)]

Nom de plume of Jean Baptiste Poquelin, a seventeenth-century French playwright. He is best known for his comedies of satire, such as The Misanthrope and Tartuffe.

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