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MacMahon

[mak-ma-awn] /mak maˈɔ̃/
noun
1.
Marie Edmé Patrice Maurice
[ma-ree ed-mey pa-trees moh-rees] /maˈri ˈɛd meɪ paˈtris moʊˈris/ (Show IPA),
Count de (Duke of Magenta) 1808–93, president of France 1873–79.
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Examples from the Web for MacMahon
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  • He had been succeeded by MacMahon, a good, brave man, but a cipher.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • But Miss MacMahon did not understand that significant glance.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Mrs. MacMahon softened and asked what food her guest desired.

    The Lion's Mouse

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • When Mrs. MacMahon had gone the girl held her breath to listen.

    The Lion's Mouse

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The republic was possible with MacMahon, for after all he was a personality.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
  • What warrant had we to refer their rights to the arbitration of Marshal MacMahon?

    The Last Boer War H. Rider Haggard
  • Patrice, home on furlough, lapped warm milk with me in the bar MacMahon.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • MacMahon, however, did consent to it; and for this he must be held responsible.

  • Since the 25th MacMahon was leading his army into the snares laid by Moltke.

  • On the advent of MacMahon, the 24th May, 1873, there set in a recrudescence.

British Dictionary definitions for MacMahon

Macmahon

/French makmaɔ̃/
noun
1.
Marie Edme Patrice Maurice (mari ɛdmə patris mɔris), Comte de Macmahon. 1808–93, French military commander. He commanded the troops that suppressed the Paris Commune (1871) and was elected president of the Third Republic (1873–79)
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