[les-uh ps; French le-seps]
- Fer·di·nand Ma·rie, Vi·comte de [fur-dn-and muh-ree, vee-kawnt duh; French, fer-dee-nahn ma-ree, vee-kawnt duh] /ˈfɜr dnˌænd məˈri, viˈkɔnt də; French, fɛr diˈnɑ̃ maˈri, vi kɔ̃t də/, 1805–94, French engineer and diplomat: promoter of the Suez Canal.
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Examples from the Web for lesseps
Lesseps began, 'We must have the Commissioners of the Debt on the enquête.'The Life of Gordon, Volume II
Demetrius Charles Boulger
Seems to me we've no right to chuck stones at poor old Lesseps.
When Lesseps had gazed his full, he called 'Mazzini, Mazzini!'
Lesseps told him his name, and a long conversation followed.
The French government sustains Oudinot and disclaims Lesseps.At Home And Abroad
Margaret Fuller Ossoli
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