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Joffre

[zhawf-ruh] /ˈʒɔf rə/
noun
1.
Joseph Jacques Césaire
[zhaw-zef zhahk sey-zer] /ʒɔˈzɛf ʒɑk seɪˈzɛr/ (Show IPA),
1852–1931, French general in World War I.
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  • These General Joffre attended to without the loss of an instant.

  • (p. 078) It was to this second decision that General Joffre came.

  • To Joffre France comes first and the rest nowhere—every time: that is natural.

  • Since Joffre has become famous, of course much is known about him.

    A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  • As might be expected, France is full of the sayings of Joffre.

    A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
  • General Joffre took the cross from his own breast and pinned it to Frank's.

  • At this time I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Joffre and Lanrezac.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Huguet was waiting for me with more information and messages from Joffre.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Later in the day Joffre came to Melun, and I had a long conference with him.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • I told him of my mission to Joffre, and discussed with him the situation in the East.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
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Joffre

/French ʒɔfrə/
noun
1.
Joseph Jacques Césaire (ʒozɛf ʒak sezɛr). 1852–1931, French marshal. He commanded the French army (1914–16) and was largely responsible for the Allies' victory at the Marne (1914), which halted the German advance on Paris
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