toggle menu
1000+ books

Madame Bovary

used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition Gustave Flaubert's novel of a woman seeking escape from a middle class life; still regarded by many as one of the greatest  novels ever written (1857)
  • In Madame Bovary, Emma represents the romantic who this realistic novel discredits.
  • I'm reading Madame Bovary in French now, grievously, very grievously.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Hayward talked of Richard Feverel and Madame Bovary, of Verlaine, Dante, and Matthew Arnold.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Gustave Flaubert Paris, 12 April 1857 MADAME BOVARY
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Thus, though we do not know what Shakespeare went through when he wrote LEAR, we do know what Carlyle went through when he wrote the FRENCH REVOLUTION; what Flaubert went through when he wrote MADAME BOVARY; what Keats was going through when he tried to write poetry against the coming death and the indifference of the world.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • The novel which he esteemed above all others, he said, was Madame Bovary, not alone because of its formal perfection but because of the resolution of the suicide motif; Emma's death by self-poisoning seeming to be so beautifully inevitable as to become one of the supreme emblems, in Western literature, of the human condition.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Madame Bovary senior was with them.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • At daybreak Madame Bovary senior arrived.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Madame Bovary's face flushed purple.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Then Madame Bovary sent in accounts to two or three patients, and she made large use of this method, which was very successful.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • "At Madame Bovary's, you're not making love to—"
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Despite the low price of each article, Madame Bovary senior, of course, thought the expenditure extravagant.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • But Charles, rebelling for the first time, took his wife's part, so that Madame Bovary, senior, said she would leave.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • And taking a pen he wrote at the bottom of the account, "Received of Madame Bovary four thousand francs."
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Madame Bovary senior was thinking of her husband.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The next day Madame Bovary senior arrived.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Madame Bovary seemed surprised at this, and attributed the change in her ways to the religious sentiments she had contracted during her illness.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Chapter Two On reaching the inn, Madame Bovary was surprised not to see the diligence.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Madame Bovary put up her eyeglasses.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Madame Bovary, as she listened to him, wondered that she was so old.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®Wikipedia ArticleExcerpt from the BookSparkNotes ContentsAmazon Customer Reviews
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®