[pee-air;; French pyer] /piˈɛər;; French pyɛr/ (Show IPA), (Peter Abelard) 1079–1142, French scholastic philosopher, teacher, and theologian. His love affair with Heloïse is one of the famous romances in history.
Historical Examples

abelard was proud and ambitious, and the highest prizes of an ecclesiastical and scholastic career seemed within his grasp.
The Story of Paris Thomas Okey

Of the epistle from Eloisa to abelard, I do not know the date.
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes Samuel Johnson

Could you think me guilty of sacrificing the virtuous and learned abelard to any other but God?
The love letters of Abelard and Heloise Peter Abelard

It is said that “few teachers ever held such sway as did abelard for a time.”
History of Education Levi Seeley

abelard’s spirit was broken, as he saw all hopes of ecclesiastical promotion at an end, and his fame turned to notoriety.
Studies in Medival Life and Literature Edward Tompkins McLaughlin

But even abelard was sobered in time, and so was Mr. Prywell.
Bunyan Characters – Third Series Alexander Whyte

She would rather bear all manner of disgrace than stand in the way of abelard’s advancement.
Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete Lyndon Orr

Dear abelard,—You expect, perhaps, that I should accuse you of negligence.
The love letters of Abelard and Heloise Peter Abelard

So abelard turned to divert himself with immoral indulgences, and at thirty-eight began the life of passion.
Studies in Medival Life and Literature Edward Tompkins McLaughlin

From that time abelard could visit Heloise without restraint.
Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete Lyndon Orr

Peter. French name Pierre Abélard. 1079–1142, French scholastic philosopher and theologian whose works include Historia Calamitatum and Sic et Non (1121). His love for Héloïse is recorded in their correspondence

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