- Fran·cois É·lie Jules [frahn-swa ey-lee zhyl] /frɑ̃ˈswa eɪˈli ʒül/, 1835–1915, French critic and dramatist.
- Abbé Georges É·douard [French zhawrzh ey-dwar] /French ʒɔrʒ eɪˈdwar/, 1894–1966, Belgian astrophysicist and priest: formulated big-bang theory.
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Examples from the Web for lemaitre
While the ONDCP will continue its other studies, Lemaitre admits that something will be missing without this one.Gov't Abandons Best Survey for Counting U.S. Drug Users
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Capitaine Lemaitre was not among the killed or wounded, but he was among the missing.Madame Delphine
George W. Cable
However, I am wrong to apply this term to Lemaitre, who was in the truest sense an author.
The next night Lemaitre resumed his dramatic career as a wild beast.
It is no exaggeration to say that Lemaitre created this part, though this verb is used in our day in very slipshod fashion.
Robert Macaire was the creation of Lemaitre, and not of the authors of the play.
- Abbé Georges (Édouard) (ʒɔrʒ). 1894–1966, Belgian astronomer and priest, who first proposed the big-bang theory of the universe (1927)
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