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  1. (Lu·cie Sim·plice) Ca·mille (Be·noit) [ly-see san-plees ka-mee-yuh buh-nwa] /lüˈsi sɛ̃ˈplis kaˈmi yə bəˈnwa/, 1760–94, journalist, pamphleteer, and leader in the French Revolution.
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Historical Examples

  • Desmoulins vociferates: The beast is in the trap; now to finish him!

    Legends of the Bastille

    Frantz Funck-Brentano

  • Desmoulins was living with his friend Mirabeau 73at Versailles, and Sieys was often there.


    Joseph McCabe

  • Desmoulins in bronze now stands in the garden, near this spot.

  • I dined with him; the company were, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Desmoulins, and Mr. Lowe.

  • Desmoulins made at least one discovery of epochal importance.

British Dictionary definitions for desmoulins


  1. (Lucie Simplice) Camille (Benoît) (kamij). 1760–94, French revolutionary leader, pamphleteer, and orator
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