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Crèvecoeur

[krev-kœr] /krɛvˈkœr/
noun
1.
Michel Guillaume Jean de
[mee-shel gee-yohm zhahn duh] /miˈʃɛl giˈyoʊm ʒɑ̃ də/ (Show IPA),
("J. Hector St. John") 1735–1813, French writer, statesman, and agriculturalist, in the U.S. after 1754.
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  • "Only when, like that of Heaven, it is just," answered crevecoeur firmly.

    Quentin Durward Sir Walter Scott
  • "Let us hear, let us hear what says the Boar's bride," said crevecoeur.

    Quentin Durward Sir Walter Scott
  • The Countess of crevecoeur gravely rebuked her husband for his violence.

    Quentin Durward Sir Walter Scott
  • "Now Heaven nourish thy judgment, gentle youth," said crevecoeur, still laughing at the chivalrous inamorato.

    Quentin Durward Sir Walter Scott
  • I and my friend Lunin were merely spectators, and poor crevecoeur had gone to bed.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

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