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[tohk-vil, tok-; French tawk-veel] /ˈtoʊk vɪl, ˈtɒk-; French tɔkˈvil/
Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clérel de
[a-lek-see sharl ahn-ree maw-rees kley-rel duh] /a lɛkˈsi ˈʃarl ɑ̃ˈri mɔˈris kleɪˈrɛl də/ (Show IPA),
1805–59, French statesman and author. Unabridged
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  • It is easy to-day for the educated man who has read Bryce and Tocqueville to account for the mediocrity of American literature.

    Emerson and Other Essays John Jay Chapman
  • We can hardly have a better authority on this point than Tocqueville.

    The Map of Life William Edward Hartpole Lecky
  • In 1833, when Tocqueville visited America, he was struck by the equal distribution of wealth and the absence of capitalists.

    The Arena Various
  • Nothing, Tocqueville has observed, is so conducive to mercy as equality.

  • Tocqueville himself wrote very cordially to my father upon the subject; and the lectures have been valued by very good judges.

British Dictionary definitions for Tocqueville


/ˈtəʊkvɪl; ˈtɒk-; French tɔkvil/
Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clérel de (alɛksi ʃarl ɑ̃ri mɔris klerɛl də). 1805–59, French politician and political writer. His chief works are De la Démocratie en Amérique (1835–40) and L'Ancien régime et la révolution (1856)
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