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

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • "The Angelus must be rung at the proper hour, friend hebert," he began with a grim smile.

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • 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)
  • He notices (January, 1627) the death of one hebert, "the first head of a family who lived by what he cultivated."

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

  • hebert with specially selected troopers standing on guard over Marguerite!

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • They went through horrors that were stimulated by the wretch hebert, at the head of his so-called Madmen (Enrages).

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

  • The name of one historical figure appears both as hebert and as Herbert in the original, and has been changed to Hébert.

    A Wife's Duty Amelia Alderson Opie
British Dictionary definitions for hebert


/French ebɛr/
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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