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Goncourt

[gawn-koor; for 2 also English gon-koo r] /gɔ̃ˈkur; for 2 also English gɒnˈkʊər/
noun
1.
Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de
[ed-mawn lwee ahn-twan y-oh duh] /ɛdˈmɔ̃ lwi ɑ̃ˈtwan üˈoʊ də/ (Show IPA),
1822–96, and his brother Jules Alfred Huot de
[zhyl al-fred] /ʒyl alˈfrɛd/ (Show IPA)
1830–70, French art critics, novelists, and historians: collaborators until the death of Jules.
2.
Prix
[pree;; English pree] /pri;; English pri/ (Show IPA)
an annual award of money made by a French literary society (Académie Goncourt) for the best prose work of the year.
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  • Banr was as brief: "prix wird zu nichts—prix comes to nothing," and his army wiped it out.

  • When very young, he won the great "prix de Rome" by his "Death of Beaurepaire."

    Odette's Marriage Albert Delpit
  • When it was over, prix Laroux turned back to the deserted factory and stood hesitating on its step.

  • He then had him prepared at one of the Academy ateliers for competing for the prix de Rome.

    Chardin Paul G. Konody
  • So he piled all on one coup, and stood to be sunk or saved by the prix de Dames.

    Under Two Flags Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
  • In 1903 he failed for the fourth time to gain the prix de Rome.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • He was inconsolable when Hippolyte failed to gain the prix de Rome.

    The Churches of Paris S. Sophia Beale
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Goncourt

/French ɡɔ̃kur/
noun
1.
Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de (ɛdmɔ̃ lwi ɑ̃twan yo də), 1822–96, and his brother, Jules Alfred Huot de (ʒyl alfrɛd), 1830–70, French writers, noted for their collaboration, esp on their Journal, and for the Académie Goncourt founded by Edmond's will
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