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Chénier

[shey-nyey] /ʃeɪˈnyeɪ/
noun
1.
André Marie de
[ahn-drey ma-ree duh] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ maˈri də/ (Show IPA),
1762–94, French poet.
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  • One would have thought Chénier was more moving than all Racine and all Corneille.

    Shirley Charlotte Bront
  • Like Keats, Chénier was cut off when he had hardly more than given promise of what his achievement might have been.

    Landmarks in French Literature

    G. Lytton Strachey
  • The lines upon which the Romantic Movement was to develop had no connexion whatever with Chénier's exquisite art.

    Landmarks in French Literature

    G. Lytton Strachey
  • When Chénier lent his annotated “Malherbe,” the borrower spilt a bottle of ink over it.

    Lost Leaders Andrew Lang
  • Gérard condemns Chénier to death, but is melted by Madeleine's pleading, and rescinds the order for his execution.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
British Dictionary definitions for Chénier

Chénier

/French ʃenje/
noun
1.
André (Marie de) (ɑ̃dre). 1762–94, French poet; his work was influenced by the ancient Greek elegiac poets. He was guillotined during the French Revolution
2.
his brother, Marie-Joseph (Blaise de). 1764–1811, French dramatist and politician. He wrote patriotic songs and historical plays, such as Charles IX (1789)
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