Definition of Lemaitre
1. Noun. Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966).
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Literary usage of Lemaitre
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"They have revived that old piece, ' once immensely popular in London under the name of ' Thirty Years of a Gambler's Life. Old lemaitre plays ' his famous ..."
2. Contemporary French Dramatists: Studies on the Théâtre Libre, Curel, Brieux by Barrett Harper Clark (1915)
"When lemaitre speaks of Shakespeare and Mo- liere, it is as if he had never heard of either before; he records his first impressions of Hamlet and Le ..."
3. The Continental Drama of To-day: Outlines for Its Study, Suggestions by Barrett Harper Clark (1914)
"lemaitre is likewise the author of a number of short stories and one novel. lemaitre died early in August, 1914. ..."
4. The Modern Drama: An Essay in Interpretation by Ludwig Lewisohn (1916)
"The individual note, however, which M. lemaitre has contributed to the drama of his period is that of a sane and liberal humanity. ..."
5. "Drifting About"; Or, What "Jeems Pipes, of Pipesville," Saw-and-did. An by Stephen C. Massett (1863)
"To-day " Yankee Silsbee," the eccentric comedian, called on me, and in the evening we went together to see the great French actor lemaitre, the original ..."