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 Can’didate (3 syl.)Candle. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Candide (2 syl.).
 
The hero of Voltaire’s novel so called. All sorts of misfortunes are heaped upon him, and he bears them all with cynical indifference.   1
 


 Can’didate (3 syl.)Candle. 

 
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