Dessalines

[dey-sa-leen]
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noun

Jean Jacques [zhahn zhahk] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk/, 1758–1806, Haitian revolutionary: emperor of Haiti as Jacques I 1804–06.

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Historical Examples of dessalines

  • Madame Dessalines was among those; and one of the most eager to be gone.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • Never was sick man more impatient to be strong than Dessalines.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • “I wish you could tell us when it would come,” said Dessalines.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • Ay, Dessalines—and he might have a court—such a wife as he would carry.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • “I will send a messenger from my guard to General Dessalines, this day,” said Toussaint.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau


British Dictionary definitions for dessalines

Dessalines

noun

Jean Jacques (ʒɑ̃ ʒɑk). ?1758–1806, emperor of Haiti (1804–06) after driving out the French; assassinated
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