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[ahy-zuh k;; French ee-zak] /ˈaɪ zək;; French iˈzak/ (Show IPA), 1559–1614, French classical scholar.
Contemporary Examples

Maybe this is hope for authors: you can start out a Casaubon, but you have to become a Sebald.
What Should Be Your Favorite Books? Benjamin Lytal February 12, 2014

Historical Examples

After such terrible accusations, it is time to hear what his patron Casaubon can allege in his defence.
Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry John Dryden

Pattison was of the mind of Fra Paolo in a letter to Casaubon.
Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3) John Morley

The method of Theophrastus, as Casaubon said, was between the philosophical and the poetical.
Character Writings of the 17th Century Various

But if he bowed in all else to James, Bacon would not, like Casaubon, bow in this.
History of the English People, Volume V (of 8) John Richard Green

But what could any woman expect from a man who could write such a love-letter as that of Mr. Casaubon’s?
Women Novelists of Queen Victoria’s Reign Mrs. [Margaret] Oliphant

He boasted that he had occasioned the deaths of Casaubon and Scaliger.
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) Isaac D’Israeli

Casaubon, from an old commentator on Persius, says, that he made a very foolish translation of Homer’s Iliads.
Dryden’s Works (13 of 18): Translations; Pastorals John Dryden

Upon this task Casaubon spent his remaining strength and life.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4 Various

The most masterly bits of work in “Middlemarch” are the characters of Rosamond and Casaubon.
Women Novelists of Queen Victoria’s Reign Mrs. [Margaret] Oliphant

Isaac (izaak). 1559–1614, French Protestant theologian and classical scholar


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