- a hummock in a marshy region, with stands of evergreen oaks.
Origin of chenier
< Louisiana French, equivalent to French chêne oak + -ier -ier2
- An·dré Ma·rie de [ahn-drey ma-ree duh] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ maˈri də/, 1762–94, French poet.
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Examples from the Web for chenier
You shall read Chenier through to me from beginning to end; he is the lover's poet.
I think that you will allow that Chenier and I played our parts with some subtlety.The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard
Arthur Conan Doyle
The map he made p. 293Ball considers inferior to that of Chenier, published a hundred years before his time.Mogreb-el-Acksa
R. B. Cunninghame Graham
Chenier's famous Hymn to Liberty was then sung in full chorus, accompanied by a magnificent orchestra.
"After Chenier had written those poems, he thought that he had written nothing worth publishing," added David.
- André (Marie de) (ɑ̃dre). 1762–94, French poet; his work was influenced by the ancient Greek elegiac poets. He was guillotined during the French Revolution
- his brother, Marie-Joseph (Blaise de). 1764–1811, French dramatist and politician. He wrote patriotic songs and historical plays, such as Charles IX (1789)
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