An·toine Quen·tin [ahn-twankahn-tan], /ɑ̃ˈtwan kɑ̃ˈtɛ̃/, 1747?–95, French revolutionist: prosecutor during the Reign of Terror.
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How to use Fouquier-Tinville in a sentence
Fouquier Tinville here observed, alluding to the sure blow she had given, that she must be well practiced in crime.
Fouquier-Tinville came next, and his trial did as much harm to his party in the spring as that of Carrier in the preceding autumn.Lectures on the French Revolution | John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Jeffreys, or Fouquier Tinville, could scarcely have dared to make such.The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh | William Makepeace Thackeray
Fouquier-Tinville's questions had been 'brutal;' offended female honour flung them back on him, with scorn, not without tears.The French Revolution | Thomas Carlyle
Fouquier Tinville, as I have already noticed, was a man of gentle exterior.
British Dictionary definitions for Fouquier-Tinville
Antoine Quentin (ɑ̃twan kɑ̃tɛ̃). 1746–95, French revolutionary; as public prosecutor (1793–94) during the Reign of Terror, he sanctioned the guillotining of Desmoulins, Danton, and Robespierre
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