Girondist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Girondist a member of the moderate republican party that was in power during the French Revolution; the Girondists were overthrown by their more radical rivals the Jacobins
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Girondist A member of the moderate republican party formed in the French legislative assembly in 1791. The Girondists were so called because their leaders were deputies from the department of La Gironde.
    • a Girondist Of or pertaining to the Girondists.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Girondist A member of an important political party during the first French revolution. From Brissot, they were sometimes called Brissotins. They were moderate republicans, were the ruling party in 1792, and were overthrown by their opponents in the Convention, the Montagnards, in 1793; and many of their chiefs were executed in October of that year and afterward.
    • Girondist Pertaining to a member of the Gironde or to the Gironde.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Girondist ji-rond′ist a member of the moderate republican party during the French Revolution, so called because its earliest leaders, Vergniaud, Guadet, &c., were sent up to the Legislative Assembly (Oct. 1791) by the Gironde department
    • Girondist Also Giron′din
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. Girondiste,

Usage

In literature:

Animated by such feelings, he was, till the close of May, 1793, a Girondist, if not an ultra-Girondist.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
They attached themselves, with all their zeal and energy, to the Girondists.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
The Girondists were next in numbers and influence.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
The history of the Girondists contains Lamartine's political faith.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
The true Freethinkers of that age were the Girondists.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
By June the Girondists had fallen.
"Vigée Le Brun" by Haldane MacFall
Lamartine's "History of the Girondists" and Tocqueville's "Democracy" were our bibles.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
The Jacobins gained the victory, and the Girondists were led to the guillotine.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
He was the first to demand the arrest of the proscribed Girondists.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Margaret read, this winter, Louis Blanc's "Story of Ten Years," and Lamartine's "Girondists.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
Roland with hatred for Danton, a feeling she communicated to the whole Girondist party.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
In the latter he became identified with the Girondist party, and shared their troubles.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
The Girondists yet held the ascendency in the Convention, and his resignation was not accepted.
"Lives of Celebrated Women" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Girondists and Jacobins, relieved from the fear of him, turned to mutual destruction and murder.
"The Ifs of History" by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
The Queen and the Girondist leaders were yet alive.
"The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. II. (of II)" by Moncure Daniel Conway
It is devoted to the Girondists.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, November 1, 1851" by Various
The Girondists played into their hands.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
Lamartine's glowing imagination gave to the Girondists a grandeur largely ideal.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Lamartine, in his History of the Girondists, has given an account of the origin of the French national air, the Marseillaise.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
She often spoke of the Girondists who had already perished upon the guillotine.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VI, November 1850, Vol. I" by Various
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