Danton

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Danton French revolutionary leader who stormed the Paris bastille and who supported the execution of Louis XVI but was guillotined by Robespierre for his opposition to the Reign of Terror (1759-1794)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Danton To subdue.
    • Danton To tame or break in (a horse).
    • Danton To intimidate; daunt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Danton dan′ton (Scot.) to subdue, to daunt.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A form of daunt.

Usage

In literature:

How many contrasting figures are there from Danton to Thiers?
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
Pache hated the Girondists, and at the fall of Danton, was imprisoned.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
The Republicans of the Third Republic have not scrupled to set up a statue to Danton.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The leaders of this party were Danton, Robespierre, and Marat.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Between Hebert and Danton there was open war, and Danton had not the best of it.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
We refer to Mr. Belloc's description of the appearance and character of Danton.
"Hilaire Belloc" by C. Creighton Mandell
Danton, Barrere, and the rest were apparently astonished that umbrage should be taken.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Danton and Marat urged on these merciless measures of lawless violence.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Danton, Robespierre, Marat, Desmoulins, and other desperate leaders were of this faction.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
Danton took the news that he was to be a member of the party with enthusiasm.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
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In poetry:

Bear with us, O our sister, not in pride,
Nor any scorn we see thee spoiled of knaves,
But only shame to hear, where Danton died,
Thy foul dead kings all laughing in their graves.
"To A Certain Nation" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

This is an episode of Redneck Theatre video'ed by our very own Casey Danton.
Read Eric Danton's review here.
Mike Danton denied visa to play hockey in England.
Danton 's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen.
Mike Danton 's dreams seemed realized -- a promising NHL career, wealth, a nice home -- until a failed murder-for-hire plot landed him in prison for almost five years.
Danton claimed the intended target was his father.
Associated Press Photo/The Canadian Press, Mike Dembeck Former Devils winger Mike Danton , right, follows the play during a college hockey game in Halifax, Nova Scotia last week.
Back row, from left: manager Alex Wallace, Michael Dreeszen, Mirza Liscovica, Ronnie Burnett, coach Richard DiMartino, Danton Duque, Matt Roncevic, Richie DiMartino, and coach Steve Roncevic.
Danton 's Gulf Coast ­Seafood Kitchen.
Former NHL player Mike Danton has faced adversity after he served five years in federal prison for attempting to murder his former agent.
Now, though, Danton is a hero to at least one person.
As has often been said, the French Revolution is still with us, and we feel it still matters to us, indeed quite deeply, what opinion we finally come to about Mirabeau or Danton or Robespierre.
Tommy Danton and The Echoes Twenty One Karen 0:21:28 MP3 ).
Associated Press Photo/The Canadian Press, Mike Dembeck Former Devils winger Mike Danton, right, follows the play during a college hockey game in Halifax, Nova Scotia last week.
Readers' Choice: READERS' CHOICE: Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen.
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