Proust

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Proust  (pro̅o̅st; Fr. pro̅o̅st),USA pronunciation n. 
    Jo•seph Louis  (pro̅o̅st; Fr. pro̅o̅st),USA pronunciation 1754–1826, French chemist. Mar•cel  (pro̅o̅st; Fr. pro̅o̅st),USA pronunciation 1871–1922, French novelist.
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Proust /French: prust/ n
  1. Joseph Louis (ʒozɛf lwi). 1754–1826, French chemist, who formulated the law of constant proportions
  2. Marcel (marsɛl). 1871–1922, French novelist whose long novel À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27) deals with the relationship of the narrator to themes such as art, time, memory, and society
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