[gam-bet-uh; French gahn-be-ta]
- Lé·on [ley-awn] /leɪˈɔ̃/, 1838–82, French statesman.
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I often saw Gambetta at Girardin's, and it was a joy to me to listen to this admirable man.
Gambetta, Chanzy, Bourbaki, and Trochu were organising a desperate defence.
Gambetta, in his letter, twice uses the expression young officers.
So I gave up the command; and was sent here to confer with Gambetta, and he has kept me.
Gambetta could not refrain from bitterly upbraiding Ollivier.
- Léon (leɔ̃). 1838–82, French statesman; prime minister (1881–82). He organized resistance during the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71) and was a founder of the Third Republic (1871)
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