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[raws-tahn] /rɔsˈtɑ̃/
[ed-mawn] /ɛdˈmɔ̃/ (Show IPA),
1868–1918, French dramatist and poet. Unabridged
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  • You know that last poem of Rostand about the Kaiser climbing to the top of a tower to witness the final assault against Paris.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • You remember, the evening Rostand was dining at the next table.

  • So we went in just as the curtain rose upon the first act of Rostand's great play.

    The Master Mummer E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • In this way we profit by the vast labor and study which Rostand and Coquelin gave to the original production.

    The Ways of Men Eliot Gregory
  • Maeterlinck has written a fairy story for children; Rostand a satire for grown people.

    Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson
  • Amid all this confusion Rostand alone remained cool and seemed unconscious of his victory.

    The Ways of Men Eliot Gregory
  • You commission Rostand to do one of his magnificent things for you and we serious men will do our part.

    Harlequin and Columbine Booth Tarkington
  • Rostand disguises his trivialities in elaborate and artificial versification.

    Major Prophets of To-Day Edwin E. Slosson
  • Rostand was very talkative, and I enjoyed, more than words can tell, my conversation with him.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
British Dictionary definitions for Rostand


/French rɔstɑ̃/
Edmond (ɛdmɔ̃). 1868–1918, French playwright and poet in the romantic tradition; best known for his verse drama Cyrano de Bergerac (1897)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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