Tartufe in a sentence

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Definition of Tartufe

  • a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)

How to use tartufe in a sentence. Tartufe pronunciation.

With the decline of genuine Puritanism came that peculiarly English manifestation of piety and virtue which is represented by Mr. Pecksniff-a being so utterly different from Tartufe, and perhaps impossible to be understood save by Englishmen themselves.
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Tartufe incarnates him once for all.
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Tartufe is by conviction an atheist and a sensualist; he despises all who regard life from the contrasted point of view.
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When the child of the disowned and repudiated, holding sacred the unfortunate man's wishes, refuses to accept the blood-bought heritage, and attempts to replace the fatal legacy in the possession of those for whom it was notoriously intended-this Tartufe of justice strides forward and forbids righteous restitution; postpones the rendering of 'Caesar's things to Caesar' for two years, in order to save the condemned the additional pang of regretting the generosity of her minority!
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The two actresses hastened away, escorted by Andre Desvanneaux, a modern Tartufe, who, though married, was seen everywhere, as much at home behind the scenes as in church.
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The great argument used by Carlos was the eternal secret promised by Tartufe to Elmire.
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Dans _Tartufe_, par exemple, il nous serait tout a fait impossible de deviner quelle est la fonction sociale de chaque personnage, et, a ce point de vue, Tartufe lui-meme est un grand embarras pour notre maniere de voir toute moderne.
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Son persecuteur ne lui laissait pas un moment de treve, et le harcelait de la facon qui devait le plus cruellement blesser cette ame tendre, chaste, exquise et pieuse. Non content de le traiter de cagot, de Basile, de tartufe et de cafard.
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Examples of Tartufe

Example #1
But it is in our own time that the familiar reproach has been persistently levelled at us.
Example #2
The scorn of the Cavalier is easily understood; it created a traditional Cromwell, who, till Carlyle arose, figured before the world as our arch-dissembler.
Example #3
Tartufe is by conviction an atheist and a sensualist; he despises all who regard life from the contrasted point of view.
Example #4
The hypocrite may have, most likely has, (for he is a man of brains,) a conscious rule of life, but it is never that of the person to whom his hypocrisy is directed.
Example #5
But among Englishmen such an attitude of mind has always been extremely rare; to presume it in our typical money-maker who has edifying sentiments on his lips is to fall into a grotesque error of judgment.
Example #6
Tartufe incarnates him once for all.