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Noun1.Girondin - a member of the moderate republican party that was in power during the French Revolution; the Girondists were overthrown by their more radical rivals the Jacobins
revolutionary, revolutionist, subversive, subverter - a radical supporter of political or social revolution
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But I excuse it, it is impossible to expect the son of a Girondin to be free from a small spice of the old leaven.
Tis true, madame," answered he, "that my father was a Girondin, but he was not among the number of those who voted for the king's death; he was an equal sufferer with yourself during the Reign of Terror, and had well-nigh lost his head on the same scaffold on which your father perished.
True," replied the marquise, without wincing in the slightest degree at the tragic remembrance thus called up; "but bear in mind, if you please, that our respective parents underwent persecution and proscription from diametrically opposite principles; in proof of which I may remark, that while my family remained among the stanchest adherents of the exiled princes, your father lost no time in joining the new government; and that while the Citizen Noirtier was a Girondin, the Count Noirtier became a senator.
Do you know, my dear Villefort," cried the Comte de Salvieux, "that is exactly what I myself said the other day at the Tuileries, when questioned by his majesty's principal chamberlain touching the singularity of an alliance between the son of a Girondin and the daughter of an officer of the Duc de Conde; and I assure you he seemed fully to comprehend that this mode of reconciling political differences was based upon sound and excellent principles.
Maintenance and maintenance of all trades on the heritage of the roof and Girondin Mesolia.
She has written about the episode (Orphans on the Earth: Girondin Fugitives from the Terror, 1793-1794, Lantham, 2009) and the chapter is filled with a wealth of detail.
Pour sa part, le jeune international U20 s'est dit emballe par l'interet du club girondin [beaucoup moins que]Je n'opterais pour aucun club arabe, que ce soit du Golfe ou ailleurs pour tout l'or du monde, car ce serait un veritable gachis.
And what are we to do with statements such as this one, from Girondin Jerome Petion, from early 1791?
She was moving towards "establishing herself as a serious political commentator" (97), and, at one point, was imprisoned as a supporter of the Girondin by the Jacobins.
Unsurprisingly, Roland was dismissed together with the other two Girondin ministers.
Selon le Daily Mail, l'ancien Girondin plait beaucoup a Sam Allardyce, le manager de West Ham, qui envisage de se le faire preter des le mois de janvier pour compenser l'absence d'Andy Carroll, blesse, et concurrencer plus serieusement un Carlton Cole decevant.
The Terror reshaped relationships in every workplace and institution, and furthermore--here, the Girondin Vergniaud's much-quoted and prophetic remark of 1793 readily comes to mind--the perpetrators of the purges often became the victims of the very process they had initially advocated.