- Em·ma·nu·el Jo·seph [e-ma-ny-el zhaw-zef] /ɛ ma nüˈɛl ʒɔˈzɛf/, Abbé Sieyès, 1748–1836, French priest and revolutionist.
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Sieyes was well known to be what the French call an idealogue.
"The other two consuls are Sieyes and Dacos," interrupted Marianne.Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times
The Sieyes Constitution can disembark itself, and begin marching.A Wanderer in Paris
E. V. Lucas
His name was Sieyes, and you all know that he too had been a priest before the Revolution.An Historical Mystery
Honore de Balzac
Sieyes, we say, is making the Constitution once more; has as good as made it.The French Revolution
- 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)