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Taine

 (tān, tĕn), Hippolyte Adolphe 1828-1893.
French philosopher and historian who was a leading exponent of positivism and wrote the six-volume Origins of Contemporary France (1876-1894).
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Taine

(French tɛn)
n
(Biography) Hippolyte Adolphe (ipɔlit adɔlf). 1828–93, French literary critic and historian. He applied determinist criteria to the study of literature, art, history, and psychology, regarding them as products of environment and race. His works include Histoire de la littérature anglaise (1863–64) and Les Origines de la France contemporaine (1875–93)
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She was sitting in the drawing room near a lamp, with a new volume of Taine, and as she read, listening to the sound of the wind outside, and every minute expecting the carriage to arrive.
The difference is immense.' Taine is contemptuous: 'Pope did not write because he thought, but thought in order to write.
It reminded me of Taine, yet I knew the man had never heard of that brilliant though dangerous thinker.
European champions Saracens, who have snapped up Rhys Carre from Cardiff Blues and Sam Wainwright from RGC 1404 in recent months, are said to be near the head of the queue for Taine Basham as he heads towards the end of his contract at the Dragons.
It was Taine Basham who forced his way over following a tap-penalty for Lewis to convert.
Mason Amos added 15, Jordan Perez had 13, while Taine Davis and Tyler Martin chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Dragons were awarded a late penalty try and flanker Taine Basham drove over to add to a penalty from fly-half Josh Lewis.
In the forwards, Scarlets No8 Iestyn Rees replaces Taine Basham who has been released back to regional duty after his hattrick try-scoring exploits against Italy while two of his Dragons' team-mates, Dan Babos and Max Ayling, are brought onto the substitutes bench.
Australia 58 (Blair Oakley 16, Taine Jolley 3 wkts) Player of the Match - Taine Jolley
Messenger product manager Stephane Taine said: "This is the time of year to tell our friends and family how much we care about them and send best wishes for the year ahead.
Pour le reste des accessits, il faudra accorder la primaute aux cour- siers qui viennent de demontrer une cer- taine forme et qui se sont deja illustres sur le parcours du jour.