Quadruple Alliance

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Quadruple Alliance a league formed in 1718 between England, France, Austria, and Holland to counteract the ambitious schemes of Alberoni
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. quadruplusquatuor, four.

Usage

In literature:

The peace devices of 1815, the Holy and the Quadruple Alliances, had vanished.
"The Path of Empire" by Carl Russell Fish
Failing the U-boat campaign we reckoned with the collapse of the Quadruple Alliance during 1917.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
Thus Spain was induced to become hostile to France, and to commence the war known as that of the Quadruple Alliance.
"A Modern Telemachus" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The Triple Alliance on this date became the Quadruple Alliance, when Italy joined the Allies.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
England and France insisted upon the dismissal of Alberoni, and Philip yielded to the terms of the Quadruple Alliance.
"The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" by A. T. Mahan
She secretly engaged, also, in negotiations with Russia, Austria, and Spain, to form a quadruple alliance.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The former alternative involved the serious risk of making a breach in the Quadruple Alliance, where some dissension was already apparent.
"In the World War" by Count Ottokar Czernin
So the Triple Alliance became a quadruple one, and on the whole things went well with its members.
"Hunter's Marjory" by Margaret Bruce Clarke
Thus, since the beginning of the war, has been formed the Quadruple Alliance, dominated by Prussian militarism.
"The Spirit of Lafayette" by James Mott Hallowell
Even so, Godoy hoped to form a Quadruple Alliance with France, Holland, and Prussia.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
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