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Fouquet

or Foucquet

[French foo-ke] /French fuˈkɛ/
noun
1.
Jean or Jehan
[both French zhahn] /both French ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA),
c1420–c80, French painter.
2.
Nicolas
[nee-kaw-lah] /ni kɔˈlɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Marquis de Belle-Isle) 1615–80, French statesman.
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Historical Examples
  • But the verses written by command for Fouquet are laboured and ineffective.

  • But Fouquet knew that the king could not dispense with his services.

  • Fouquet met him there, and conducted him and all the court, first, to the park.

  • He was eager to have Fouquet arrested, while he was still accepting his hospitality.

    In Chteau Land

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • Fouquet's person is sacred to the King because he is the King's host.

    In Chteau Land

    Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • "I do not often solicit anything of your majesty," said Fouquet.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Aramis and Fouquet drew back a step, as if they were about to retire.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Fouquet is about to wait upon your majesty to explain his intentions with regard to it.'

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "It is not the pocket you must tap—but the brain," said Fouquet.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Pelisson introduced the goldsmith into the cabinet, which Fouquet had not yet left.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
British Dictionary definitions for Fouquet

Fouquet

/French fukɛ/
noun
1.
Jean (ʒɑ̃). ?1420–?80, French painter and miniaturist
2.
Also Foucquet. Nicolas (nikɔlɑ), Marquis de Belle-Isle. 1615–80, French statesman; superintendent of finance (1653–61) under Louis XIV. He was imprisoned for embezzlement, having been denounced by Colbert
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