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Hébert

[ey-ber] /eɪˈbɛr/
noun
1.
Jacques René
[zhahk ruh-ney] /ʒɑk rəˈneɪ/ (Show IPA),
("Père Duchesne") 1755–94, French journalist and revolutionary leader.
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  • The shades of Danton, hebert, and Chaumette walk amongst us.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • The mortgage did not exempt the building-land, as hebert desired.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She has answered hebert; a Juryman begs to observe that she has not answered as to this.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • Through hebert he was linked to the populace, as by the Duke of Orleans he was affixed to the throne.

    The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • "The Angelus must be rung at the proper hour, friend hebert," he began with a grim smile.

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • hebert with specially selected troopers standing on guard over Marguerite!

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • The hour was speeding on: hebert and some of the soldiers might return, and it was time to think of safety and of flight.

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Compared with him, Fouche seems honest; Billaud seems humane; hebert seems to rise into dignity.

  • hebert Rodwell, for many years known in musical and literary circles as a composer and author died in London early in January.

  • Chaumette and hebert, the followers of d'Holbach, were destroyed by the disciples of Rousseau.

British Dictionary definitions for hebert

Hébert

/French ebɛr/
noun
1.
Jacques René (ʒak rəne). 1755–94, French journalist and revolutionary: a leader of the sans-culottes during the French Revolution. He was guillotined under Robespierre
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