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chenier

or chênière

[shin-uh-ree] /ˈʃɪn ə ri/
noun
1.
a hummock in a marshy region, with stands of evergreen oaks.
Origin of chenier
< Louisiana French, equivalent to French chêne oak + -ier -ier2

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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  • You shall read chenier through to me from beginning to end; he is the lover's poet.

    Two Poets Honore de Balzac
  • I think that you will allow that chenier and I played our parts with some subtlety.

  • The map he made p. 293Ball considers inferior to that of chenier, published a hundred years before his time.

    Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • chenier's famous Hymn to Liberty was then sung in full chorus, accompanied by a magnificent orchestra.

  • "After chenier had written those poems, he thought that he had written nothing worth publishing," added David.

    Two Poets Honore de Balzac
  • The moderate men plead with chenier to stop now before it is too late; but chenier will not listen.

  • chenier jumps from the steeple, is hit by the flying bullets, and perishes as he falls.

  • Doctor chenier fell pierced with a ball as he was escaping from the window of the parish church.

    Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)

    William Henry Atherton
  • chenier sprang forward at him with his knife, and then, thinking better of it, he darted back and stabbed frantically at my heart.

  • It has taken thirty years to prove to France that she lost more by the death of chenier than by that of Descoings.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for chenier

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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