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Speranski

/spɛˈrænskɪ/
noun
1.
Mikhail Mikhailovich (mixɑˈil). 1772–1839, Russian statesman, chief adviser (1807–12) to Alexander I. His greatest achievement was the codification of Russian law (begun 1826)
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  • I do not, and never did, like speranski personally, but I like justice!

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  • Now all these men were replaced by speranski on the civil side, and Arakcheev on the military.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • "Grounds of personal ambition maybe," speranski put in quietly.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • And he's hand in glove with speranski, writing some project or other.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • It seemed to him that this was not speranski but someone else.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Two letters brought by a courier were handed to speranski and he took them to his study.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Captain speranski ate his meal alone, and in solemn silence.

  • speranski took the pipe, but, at his first experiment, he found the neck obstructed.

  • Then this rascal, this speranski, tells the truth after all?

  • speranski told Kochubey he was sorry he had been unable to come sooner as he had been detained at the palace.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

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