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Polignac

noun
  1. Prince de, title of Auguste Jules Armand Marie de Polignac. 1780–1847, French statesman; prime minister (1829–30) to Charles X: his extreme royalist and ultramontane policies provoked the 1830 revolution and cost Charles X the throne
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Historical Examples

  • Polignac's brigade, on the left of Gray's, also suffered heavily.

    Destruction and Reconstruction:

    Richard Taylor

  • Polignac, in charge of division, was conspicuous in this action.

  • Polignac is gone to Paris, but the Duke thinks not to be Minister.

    The Greville Memoirs

    Charles C. F. Greville

  • He was there when the Polignac Administration was appointed.

  • The conversation now turned from the Jesuits to the Charter and Polignac.

    O. T.

    Hans Christian Andersen