1 No; by your brilliant and almost sublime conversation you have elevated me above the ordinary level; we no longer talk, we rise to dissertation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 48. Ideology.
2 "I am prejudiced against Beauchamp," said Albert, drawing Franz away, and leaving the former to finish his philosophical dissertation with Debray.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 74. The Villefort Family Vault.
3 He left behind him five or six very curious manuscripts; among others, a dissertation on this verse in Genesis, In the beginning, the spirit of God floated upon the waters.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—MONSEIGNEUR BIENVENU MADE HIS CASSOCKS LAST TOO...
4 It was the lamp he wrote his philosophical dissertations by.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James JoyceContext Highlight In Chapter 5