- Antoine François (ɑ̃twan frɑ̃swa), known as Abbé Prévost. 1697–1763, French novelist, noted for his romance Manon Lescaut (1731), which served as the basis for operas by Puccini and Massenet
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Pré•vost d'Ex•iles (prā vō′ deg zēl′),USA pronunciation
(prā vō′ deg zēl′),USA pronunciation ("Abbé Prévost''), 1697–1763, French novelist.
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