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/ syɛˈyɛs /
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Em·ma·nu·el Jo·seph [e-ma-ny-elzhaw-zef], /ɛ ma nüˈɛl ʒɔˈzɛf/, "Abbé Sieyès", 1748–1836, French priest and revolutionist.
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Words nearby Sieyès
sieve of Eratosthenes, Sievers, sievert, sieve tube, sieve-tube element, Sieyès, sif, sifaka, Sifrei Torah, sift, sifter
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How to use Sieyès in a sentence
Napoleon was heir to the French Revolution, not Abbé Sieyes, a serial writer of constitutions that were never adopted for long.Obama's Dangerous Game in Egypt|Andrew Roberts|January 31, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Like the Abbe Sieyes, Mr. Paine had completely mastered the science of government, which was in fact extremely simple.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
They took the hint, and divided the spoil; Sieyes taking the lion's share.
Sieyes was greatly alarmed at the generosity of some of Napoleon's acts.
It is not to him, but to the Abbe Sieyes, that I address this chapter.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II|Thomas Paine
The Abbé Sieyes was decidedly the most able man of the Executive.
British Dictionary definitions for Sieyès
/ (French sjejɛs) /
Emmanuel Joseph (ɛmanɥɛl ʒozɛf), called Abbé Sieyès. 1748–1836, French statesman, political theorist, and churchman, who became prominent during the Revolution following the publication of his pamphlet Qu'est-ce que le tiers état? (1789). He was instrumental in bringing Napoleon I to power (1799)
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