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[ver-len] /vɛrˈlɛn/
[pawl] /pɔl/ (Show IPA),
1844–96, French poet. Unabridged
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  • The characteristics of Faust and Mephistopheles never became fully linked in Verlaine; they only interlaced.

    Paul Verlaine Stefan Zweig
  • No wonder Verlaine fell frequently into what his conscience told him was sin!

    Suspended Judgments John Cowper Powys
  • It may be noticed that Gauguin received no financial profit whatever from this performance, and Verlaine very little.

    Paul Gauguin, His Life and Art John Gould Fletcher
  • I sit and think of Verlaine's 'It rains in my heart as it rains in the town.'

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • With the exception of two melodies for some lines by Verlaine, this was my first experience of composing music for French words.

    An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
  • He is not Socrates and he is not Verlaine, I said to myself.

  • But Verlaine advances one step further: hate is to him as commonplace as love, unfaith as vulgar as faith.

  • But these hopes proved illusory; only Verlaine knows where he is, and he will not tell.

  • Why have you accepted his dilution of nonsense on Verlaine and Huysmans?

    Very Woman Remy de Gourmont
  • Whenever Verlaine speaks of his childhood, there is a gleam like a bittersweet smile.

    Paul Verlaine Stefan Zweig
British Dictionary definitions for Verlaine


/French vɛrlɛn/
Paul (pɔl). 1844–96, French poet. His verse includes Poèmes saturniens (1866), Fêtes galantes (1869) and Romances sans paroles (1874). He was closely associated with Rimbaud and was a precursor of the symbolists
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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