noun, plural causes cé·lè·bres [kawz suh-leb-ruhz, suh-lebz, kaw-ziz suh-leb-ruh, -leb; French kohz sey-leb-ruh]. /ˈkɔz səˈlɛb rəz, səˈlɛbz, ˈkɔ zɪz səˈlɛb rə, -ˈlɛb; French koʊz seɪˈlɛb rə/.
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Example sentences from the Web for cause célèbre
But Cosby Truthers are applying their principles to the wrong cause.
So we know that boring down to the bedrock and pumping it full of fluid can cause earthquakes.26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
These days weather should never cause a commercial airliner to crash.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If Dudesmash were to be something we continued doing, this would be an important year to do it, ‘cause we didn’t do one last year.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Michelle Obama tweeting a hashtag is somehow cause for outrage.
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Without any known cause of offence, a tacit acknowledgement of mutual dislike was shewn by Louis and de Patinos.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
If we are to have a real education along lines of expression we must begin with the "content," or cause, of expression.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Rapidity of action and a self-confidence which on the battlefield never felt itself beaten were the cause of Murat's success.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for cause célèbre
noun plural causes célèbres (ˈkɔːz səˈlɛbrəz, -ˈlɛb, ˈkɔːzɪz səˈlɛbrə, -ˈlɛbz, French koz selɛbrə)
Word Origin for cause célèbre
Cultural definitions for cause célèbre
A cause or issue, generally political, that arouses public opinion: “The question of the draft was a cause célèbre in the 1960s.” From French, meaning “celebrated cause.”