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  1. Jean Lé·on [zhahnley-awn], /ʒɑ̃ leɪˈɔ̃/, 1859–1914, French socialist and writer.

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  • Within a month Jaures was shot and Socialists the world over became blood-blinded.

    The Sequel | George A. Taylor
  • Jaures had just been shot, the syndicalists were wrecking German milk shops, and at night the streets had noisy mobs.

    Golden Lads | Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
  • The Russian, who was well up in advanced politics, was just explaining the plans advanced by Jaures.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • The slayer of Jaures was recklessly acquitted: the would-be slayer of M. Clemenceau was carefully found guilty.

    Heartbreak House | George Bernard Shaw
  • The greatest Socialist statesman in Europe, Jaures, was shot and killed by a gentleman who resented his efforts to avert the war.

    Heartbreak House | George Bernard Shaw

British Dictionary definitions for Jaurès


/ (French ʒɔrɛs) /

  1. Jean Léon (ʒɑ̃ leɔ̃). 1859–1914, French politician and writer, who founded the socialist paper l'Humanité (1904), and united the French socialist movement into a single party (1905); assassinated

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