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Francis Ferdinand

noun
1.
1863–1914, archduke of Austria: heir apparent to the thrones of Austria and Hungary whose assassination precipitated the outbreak of World War I (nephew of Francis Joseph I).
German Franz Ferdinand.
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  • A third person read about the affair with, perhaps, more interest than anybody else, and he was the real Francis Ferdinand.

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  • "He's the Archduke Francis Ferdinand," she whispered to herself, and her body vibrated.

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  • The Archduke Francis Ferdinand was so natural and such a delightful companion!

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  • The Archduke Francis Ferdinand will go down to posterity without having yielded up his secret.

  • The younger man, Francis Ferdinand, was not so easy to handle as his aged uncle.

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