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  1. Pierre Am·broise Fran·çois Cho·der·los de [pyer ahn-brwaz frahn-swa shaw der-loh duh] /pyɛr ɑ̃ˈbrwaz frɑ̃ˈswa ʃɔ dɛrˈloʊ də/, 1741–1803, French general and writer.
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  • On the motion of Laclos, the club of the Jacobins got up another.

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  • Naturally they are most of them grimy; though there is nothing of the Laclos or even of the Paul de Kock kind.

  • There is none of the psychologie de commande, which I object to in Laclos, but a true adumbration of life.

  • Laclos proposed a petition to be sent into the departments, and covered with ten millions of signatures.

  • More timid than Laclos and Danton, he did not give any opinion as to the petition.

British Dictionary definitions for laclos


  1. Pierre Choderlos de (pjɛr ʃɔdɛrlo də). 1741–1803, French soldier and writer, noted for his novel in epistolary form Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782)
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