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Marianne

[mair-ee-an, mar-] /ˌmɛər iˈæn, ˌmær-/
noun
1.
the French Republic, personified as a woman.
2.
a female given name.
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  • After a spell of silence she inquired, "And is my good cousin Marianne quite well?"

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  • Mathieu and Marianne thereupon recognized the Lepailleurs, the people of the mill.

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  • Mathieu slowly seated Marianne on the low broad parapet once more.

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  • But there was quite another side to their idyl, and Marianne mentioned it to her husband.

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  • Marianne leant over the cradle which was near her, beside the bed.

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British Dictionary definitions for Marianne

Marianne

/French marjan/
noun
1.
a female figure personifying the French republic after the Revolution (1789)
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Word Origin and History for Marianne

fem. proper name, from French, a variant of Marian; sometimes anglicized as Mary Anne. Name of a republican secret society formed in France in 1851, hence "personification of the French Republic."

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