Corneille[kō̂r nā′y'; E kôr nā′, -nāl′]
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Corneille, Pierre 1606-84; Fr. dramatist
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, Pierre 1606-1684.
French playwright whose works, including Le Cid (c. 1637) and Horace (1640), dramatize grand moral themes within elegant verse.