Fronde


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Fronde

(frɒnd; French frɔ̃d)
n
(Historical Terms) French history either of two rebellious movements against the ministry of Cardinal Mazarin in the reign of Louis XIV, the first led by the parlement of Paris (1648–49) and the second by the princes (1650–53)
[C18: from French, literally: sling, the insurgent parliamentarians being likened to naughty schoolboys using slings]

Fronde

1648–53 French civil disturbances led by royal princes and members of the aristocracy during the minority of Louis XIV. Its failure paved the way for the king’s subsequent absolutism.
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No, but they mean to make a Fronde, as they call it," said Guitant.
My lord, Fronde is the name the discontented give to their party.
So they have picked up the word and the insurrectionists are called `Frondeurs,' and yesterday every article sold was `a la Fronde;' bread `a la Fronde,' hats `a la Fronde,' to say nothing of gloves, pocket-handkerchiefs, and fans; but listen "
In fact, after all the commotions of the Fronde, of the early period of which we formerly attempted to give a sketch, Louis de Conde had made a public, solemn, and frank reconciliation with the court.
Sometimes, ascending hills, when the winded horse breathed hard from his red nostrils, and heaved his flanks, the captain, left to more freedom of thought, reflected on the prodigious genius of Aramis, a genius of acumen and intrigue, a match to which the Fronde and the civil war had produced but twice.
I had better send you my ideas about Nausicaa's hanging of the maids (not 'maidens,' of whom Fronde wrote so well in his
Cette fronde de jeunes, visiblement excitee par un entourage en pleine mutinerie, eut, sans doute, le merite d'enclencher, par la suite, la revision constitutionnelle et la mise en avant de nouvelles generations de reformes.
Apres la designation de son nouveau secretaire national Mohamed El Hadj Djelani, en remplacement d'Abdelmalek Bouchafa, nomme en mai 2016, le parti fait face a une nouvelle fronde.
The Fronde, a series of civil wars in 1648-53, were not launched against his father Louis XIII, who had died in 1643.
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