• WordNet 3.6
    • n Marseillaise the French national anthem
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Marseillaise A native or inhabitant of Marseilles.
    • Marseillaise Of or pertaining to Marseilles, in France, or to its inhabitants.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marseillaise mär-se-lyāz′ or mär-se-lāz′ the French revolutionary hymn composed by Rouget de Lisle in 1792, sung by the volunteers of Marseilles as they entered Paris, 30th July, and when they marched to the storming of the Tuileries.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

The sound of the Marseillaise resounded from morning to night.
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
Gentlemen, the Glee Club of Company H gives you the Marseillaise of the South.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The tune he whistled was the Marseillaise, but that tune was not known in Eschenbach.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
In the streets, we met an organ-grinder playing the Marseillaise.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
Coming in through the suburbs of Dunkirk we passed hundreds of children perched on the fences singing the Marseillaise.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Recruits poured to the borderland singing the Marseillaise, their newly adopted national hymn.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
So, at least, the Marseillaise believe.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
If in some Parisian cinema the Marseillaise was given, nobody stood or sang.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
As the train rolled out of the station, the crowd, bareheaded, was singing the Marseillaise.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
It isn't worth the Marseillaise!
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
It was the Marseillaise of war!
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
For once I'm glad, glad it's not the 'Marseillaise.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
They took him down to Belgian hall at noon, and he sang the "Marseillaise" to the crowd that gathered there.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
The Marseillaise defied her opponents to produce any written document in their favour, and she won her cause.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
Marthe Chenal followed and began to sing La Marseillaise.
"The Story of General Pershing" by Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
The "Marseillaise" has always had a particularly jarring effect upon my nerves.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
Seating myself at the piano, I made it ring out the Marseillaise with a will.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
A few soldiers in red uniforms tramped down the streets singing the Marseillaise.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
If you try to study any more I'm going to sing the Marseillaise at the top of my voice.
"Nancy of Paradise Cottage" by Shirley Watkins
For a few seconds there was something like a panic, and then a voice struck up the "Marseillaise," and the crowd joined in.
"Air Service Boys Over The Rhine" by Charles Amory Beach

In poetry:

No longer prostitute to Wealth,
amoung the aery show
The Lyric Muse accompanies
The Marseillaise below.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd
She grew like a Pythoness flushed with fate,
With the incantation in her gaze,
A lip of scorn--an arm of hate--
And a dirge of the "Marseillaise!"
"The Cameo Bracelet" by James Ryder Randall

In news:

Bouillabaisse a la Marseillaise.
Bouillabaisse a la Marseillaise .
It is said that Rachel was wont to chant the "Marseillaise" in a manner that made her seem, for the time, the very spirit and impersonation of the gaunt, wild, hungry, avenging mob which rose against aristocratic oppression.