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  • as inhumanities

synonyms for belles-lettres

  • article
  • biography
  • brochure
  • composition
  • drama
  • essay
  • history
  • information
  • leaflet
  • lore
  • novel
  • pamphlet
  • poetry
  • prose
  • research
  • story
  • abstract
  • books
  • classics
  • comment
  • critique
  • discourse
  • discussion
  • disquisition
  • dissertation
  • exposition
  • findings
  • humanities
  • letters
  • lit
  • observation
  • paper
  • report
  • summary
  • theme
  • thesis
  • tract
  • treatise
  • treatment
  • writings
  • literary works
  • précis
  • written work
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antonyms for belles-lettres

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  • ignorance
  • quiet
  • silence
  • speech
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    How to use belles-lettres in a sentence

    Car les Angloys s'en veulent dire maistres, et sur ce ils produysoyent des lettres de leur Roy, mais ce que nous croyons fausses.
    THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
    "Lettres et journal pour monsieur," interrupted a waiter, entering with two letters and the Times.
    ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
    The ball which followed exhibited a crowd of the belles of Longwy, all as happy as dress and dancing could make them.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
    Charles de la Rue, a French Jesuit, died; distinguished as an orator and poet and a professor of belles-lettres.
    THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
    But I never deluded myself for a moment that I was anything approaching those old-time belles.
    ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
    There are usually three lectures daily; the first on sciences, and the other two on belles lettres.
    TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
    Four beaux—including father—handsomest of all; and but two belles—three—pardon me, Mrs. Dana.
    ALONEMARION HARLAND
    In Shrewsbury did the provincial beaux and belles promenade by the side of the Severn and in the abbey gardens.
    THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
    George Sand describes it as "un peu exuberant de style, mais rempli de bonnes choses et de tres-belles pages."
    FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
    Moreover, unlike his father, he believed that this invitation was no more than "de belles paroles."
    FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
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    WORDS RELATED TO BELLES-LETTRES

    • arts
    • belles-lettres
    • humanistic discipline
    • languages
    • letters
    • philosophy
    • the classics
    • the fine arts
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