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Richelieu

[rish-uh-loo; French reeshuh-lyœ]
noun
  1. Armand Jean du Ples·sis [ar-mahn zhahn dy ple-see] /arˈmɑ̃ ʒɑ̃ dü plɛˈsi/, Duc de,1585–1642, French cardinal and statesman.
  2. a river in SE Canada, in Quebec, flowing N from Lake Champlain to the St. Lawrence. 210 miles (340 km) long.
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Examples from the Web for richelieu

Historical Examples

  • Richelieu could not shake his resolution, and threw him into prison.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • Like Richelieu and Napoleon, he would have the word “impossible” banished from the dictionary.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • Can it be that Richelieu has been given credit for Colbert's virtues?

    Concerning Cats

    Helen M. Winslow

  • Richelieu held his peace for the time being, and wrote to the Countess.

  • As for Richelieu, he was by no means blind to what was going on around him.


British Dictionary definitions for richelieu

Richelieu

noun
  1. Armand Jean du Plessis (armɑ̃ ʒɑ̃ dy plɛsi). 1585–1642, French statesman and cardinal, principal minister to Louis XIII and virtual ruler of France (1624–42). He destroyed the power of the Huguenots and strengthened the crown in France and the role of France in Europe
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