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also cha·teau·bri·and  (shă-tō′brē-äN′)
A double-thick, tender center cut of beef tenderloin, sometimes stuffed with seasonings before grilling.

[After Vicomte François René de Chateaubriand.]
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(French ʃɑtobrijɑ̃)
1. (Biography) François René (frɑ̃swa rəne), Vicomte de Chateaubriand. 1768–1848, French writer and statesman: a precursor of the romantic movement in France; his works include Le Génie du Christianisme (1802) and Mémoires d'outre-tombe (1849–50)
2. (Cookery) a thick steak cut from the fillet of beef
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(ʃæˌtoʊ briˈɑ̃)

1. François René, Vicomte de, 1768–1848, French author and statesman.
2. (often l.c.) a large, thick tenderloin, broiled and served with béarnaise or other sauce.
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Noun1.Chateaubriand - French statesman and writerChateaubriand - French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
2.Chateaubriand - a very thick center cut of beef tenderloin
filet, fillet - a boneless steak cut from the tenderloin of beef
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Thanks to this mode of locomotion, he traversed the space separating Chartres from Chateaubriand. In the last of these two cities, far enough from the coast to prevent any one guessing that D'Artagnan wished to reach the sea -- far enough from Paris to prevent all suspicion of his being a messenger from Louis XIV., whom D'Artagnan had called his sun, without suspecting that he who was only at present a rather poor star in the heaven of royalty, would, one day, make that star his emblem; the messenger of Louis XIV., we say, quitted the post and purchased a bidet of the meanest appearance, -- one of those animals which an officer of cavalry would never choose, for fear of being disgraced.
He had discovered, besides, since his departure from Chateaubriand, that nothing would be impossible for Furet under the impulsion of M.
Pierre to Chateaubriand, from Chateaubriand to Victor Hugo; it has no doubt some obscure relationship to those pantheistic theories which have greatly occupied people's minds in many modern readings of philosophy; it makes as much difference between the modern and the earlier landscape art as there is between the roughly outlined masks of a Byzantine mosaic and a portrait by Reynolds or Romney.
All the well-known people of that period, from Alexander and Napoleon to Madame de Stael, Photius, Schelling, Fichte, Chateaubriand, and the rest, pass before their stern judgment seat and are acquitted or condemned according to whether they conduced to progress or to reaction.
How, as by an enchanted wand, have its scenes been changed, since Chateaubriand wrote his prose-poetic description of it,[1] as a river of mighty, unbroken solitudes, rolling amid undreamed wonders of vegetable and animal existence.
It was a romantic narrative of some Eastern traveller of the thirties, pompous maybe, but fragrant with the emotion with which the East came to the generation that followed Byron and Chateaubriand. In a moment or two Philip interrupted her.
Now each one of you may be, like Monsieur Baudoyer, an administrative genius, a Chateaubriand of reports, a Bossouet of circulars, the Canalis of memorials, the gifted son of diplomatic despatches; but I tell you there is a fatal law which interferes with all administrative genius,--I mean the law of promotion by average.
An administration which sets its best friends against itself, such men as those of the 'Debats,' Chateaubriand, and Royer-Collard, is only to be pitied!"
de Chateaubriand against the throne, --an ungrateful opposition based on ignoble interests, which was one cause of the triumph of the bourgeoisie and journalism in 1830.
Eat vegan burgers or chateaubriand steak and attend posh sports events like Badminton Horse Trials.
There will also be ethically and sustainably sourced caviar from a family-run sturgeon farm and Aldi will also be selling chateaubriand, 21-day matured beef fillet.
Dinner was in the informal but intimate Podium restaurant where we enjoyed perfectly-cooked chateaubriand (PS50 for two) and chunky chips (PS3.50).