Citizen Genet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Citizen Genet French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
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Usage

In literature:

Citizen Genet organized his legions as he went along, and threw tricolored cockades from the windows of his carriage.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
He was the Citizen Genet.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
Mr. Genet had stated that she was manned by French citizens.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The citizen Genet was much dissatisfied with these decisions of the American government.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Added to all this, the Citizen Genet had, in the early part of the year 1793, arrived in America.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
The spring came in with flowers and blossoms in the garden, and, on the 21st of May, Citizen Genet was to arrive in this year of '93.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
The French republic had recently appointed Edmond Charles Genet, or 'Citizen Genet,' as he was styled, minister to the United States.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
The case of Citizen Genet is too well known to require elaborate treatment.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Gilbert Chinard
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