Candide

Candide, a philosophic romance by Voltaire, and written in ridicule of the famous maxim of Leibnitz, “All for the best in the best of all possible worlds”; it is a sweeping satire, and “religion, political government, national manners, human weakness, ambition, love, loyalty, all come in for a sneer.”

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Candia * Candlemas
Camus
Canaan
Canaanites
Canada
Canaletto, Antonio
Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto
Canaris, Constantine
Canary Islands
Cancan
Candia
Candide
Candlemas
Candlish, Robert Smith
Candolle
Candour, Mrs.
Canea
Canina, Luigi
Cannæ
Cannes
Canning, Charles John, Earl
Canning, George

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Candide in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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Voltaire, Marie-Francis Arouet De