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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rostand, Edmond 1868-1918. French playwright known for his light, entertaining works, particularly Cyrano de Bergerac (1897).

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  • n. French dramatist and poet whose play immortalized Cyrano de Bergerac (1868-1918)

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Examples

  • "Rostand," he observed with studied emphasis, "has been called le Prince de l'adjectif Inopine; Miss Mustelford deserves to be described as the

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  • Inspired by an Edmond Rostand play, this love story of a young couple and their conniving parents opened in 1960 at an off-Broadway theater — and ran 42 years, counting 16,875 performances through nine presidencies.

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  • She continued to perform in Daniel by Louis Verneuil (1893 – 1952) and in La Gloire by Maurice Rostand (1891 – 1968).

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  • Quotations from Rostand, Cyrano's creator, come thick and fast.

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  • You remember, the evening Rostand was dining at the next table.

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  • Rostand, stung by the legal battle, protested, observing that there were "big noses everywhere in the world," but Gross would not be put off.

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  • The bathtub was a favorite writing spot for Ben Franklin and playwright Edmond Rostand author of Cyrano de Bergerac.

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  • The timeless quality of “The Fantasticks” can actually be attributed in large part to its often under-recognized source, a minor play by Edmond Rostand (better known for his “Cyrano de Bergerac”).

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  • Milton and Mantegna were intellectual artists: it may be doubted whether Caravaggio and Rostand were artists at all.

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  • His rhetoric, at least, suited him at times so well, and so much better than it suited a much greater poet, Baudelaire, who is at times as rhetorical as Rostand.

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