Taine[ten; E tān]
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Taine, Hippolyte Adolphe 1828-93; Fr. literary critic & historian
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, Hippolyte Adolphe 1828-1893.
French philosopher and historian who was a leading exponent of positivism and wrote the six-volume Origins of Contemporary France (1875-1893).