Fer·di·nand Ma·rie, Vi·comte de [fur-dn-and muh-ree, vee-kawntduh; French, fer-dee-nahnma-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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How to use Lesseps in a sentence
Reacting to ideas that had been planted in her head, pre-trip, by Housewives Jill Zarin and Luanne de Lesseps?
And de Lesseps recently met a beau, a Frenchman—and, as luck would have it, one who doesn't watch television.
"I think Bethenny has a falling out with everybody this season," de Lesseps said.
Snuffling into the phone, de Lesseps offered to belt out a few verses of her upcoming single, "Money Can't Buy You Class."
But the only man who formed the mental picture in his mind and afterwards developed it into a concrete plan was De Lesseps.Invention | Bradley A. Fiske
The aged de Lesseps—acclaimed as a hero yesterday, denounced as a traitor to-day—died of a broken heart.Heroes of To-Day | Mary R. Parkman
This was the theater of the failure of Count de Lesseps, the most stupendous financial fiasco in the history of the world.The Panama Canal | Frederic Jennings Haskin
De Lesseps, like many another man, had been spoiled by success, and had lost his usual good judgment.The Hero of Panama | F. S. Brereton
And even now de Lesseps and his men were digging night and day that the steamboat might push the proud clipper from the seas.The Wind Bloweth | Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
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