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Dessalines

[dey-sa-leen] /deɪ saˈlin/
noun
1.
Jean Jacques
[zhahn zhahk] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk/ (Show IPA),
1758–1806, Haitian revolutionary: emperor of Haiti as Jacques I 1804–06.
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  • Madame Dessalines was among those; and one of the most eager to be gone.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Never was sick man more impatient to be strong than Dessalines.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • “I wish you could tell us when it would come,” said Dessalines.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Ay, Dessalines—and he might have a court—such a wife as he would carry.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • I cannot help it; I must do so, rather than go and be a butcher in the mornes with Dessalines.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • “I will send a messenger from my guard to General Dessalines, this day,” said Toussaint.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • Vincent is a fine fellow,” said Dessalines, “and a credit to his colour.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • “Take care how you heed those voices, Dessalines,” said Christophe.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • The defence of this place was given to Dessalines, a most audacious and able fighter.

  • Dessalines and Christophe had recommenced their hellish work.

    The Grandissimes George Washington Cable
British Dictionary definitions for Dessalines

Dessalines

/French desalin/
noun
1.
Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk). ?1758–1806, emperor of Haiti (1804–06) after driving out the French; assassinated
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