La Fayette

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n La Fayette French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834)
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Usage

In literature:

La Fayette embarked in the American cause as a volunteer.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
La Fayette returns from France in 1778, with a loan of money and reinforcements of land and naval forces.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
This resolution was combated by M. de la Fayette.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
La Fayette and Washington did no more.
"Mike Marble" by Uncle Frank
On March 29th the "Alliance" and "La Fayette" sailed from L'Orient in company.
"The Story of Commodore John Barry" by Martin Griffin
But after a time La Fayette prepared to return to France.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 5, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 5, May, 1886" by Various
Once again France appeared upon the stage in the Western world, and La Fayette revenged the fall of Montcalm.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
La Fayette, Madame de.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
What did La Fayette say of her when a child?
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
This gentleman, being fully instructed in La Fayette's plans and wishes, sailed for Cayenne.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
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In news:

Based on the controversial 1662 short novel by Madame de La Fayette, the story takes place in 1567, when France is embroiled in a bloody civil war.
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