Marie Antoinette


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Ma·rie An·toi·nette

 (mə-rē′ ăn′twə-nĕt′) 1755-1793.
Queen of France (1774-1793) as the wife of Louis XVI. She was tried and executed during the French Revolution.

Marie Antoinette

(French mari ɑ̃twanɛt)
n
(Biography) 1755–93, queen of France (1774–93) by marriage to Louis XVI of France. Her opposition to reform during the Revolution contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; guillotined

Ma•rie An•toi•nette

(məˈri ˌæn twəˈnɛt, ˌæn tə-)

n.
(Josèphe Jeanne Marie Antoinette) 1755–93, queen of France 1774–93: wife of Louis XVI; daughter of Maria Theresa.
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Noun1.Marie Antoinette - queen of France (as wife of Louis XVI) who was unpopularMarie Antoinette - queen of France (as wife of Louis XVI) who was unpopular; her extravagance and opposition to reform contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; she was guillotined along with her husband (1755-1793)
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Marie Antoinette

[məˈriːæntwɑːˈnet] NMaría Antonieta
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Martyrdom made a saint of the trivial and foolish Marie Antoinette, and her biographers still keep her fragrant with the odor of sanctity to this day, while unconsciously proving upon almost every page they write that the only calamitous instinct which her husband lacked, she supplied--the instinct to root out and get rid of an honest, able, and loyal official, wherever she found him.
In a room of the Petit Trianon stood the furniture, just as poor Marie Antoinette left it when the mob came and dragged her and the King to Paris, never to return.
She would like the relics of great people better, for I've seen her Napoleon's cocked hat and gray coat, his baby's cradle and his old toothbrush, also Marie Antoinette's little shoe, the ring of Saint Denis, Charlemagne's sword, and many other interesting things.
Lady Mary Caerlyon was brought up at a Parisian convent; the Dauphiness Marie Antoinette was her godmother.
I wonder if Marie Antoinette looked all the grander when her gown was darned at the elbows.
She had the proud, impetuous face that goes with reddish colouring, and a Roman nose, as it did in Marie Antoinette.
He had snuff because it was the eighteenth century luxury; wax candles, because they were the eighteenth century lighting; the mechanical bits of iron represent the locksmith hobby of Louis XVI; the diamonds are for the Diamond Necklace of Marie Antoinette."
Speaking at a forum on public speaking and motivational entertainment tonight, Dr Mahathir made the historical observation on the words uttered by French queen Marie Antoinette who said: 'Let them eat cake' when she heard the news that the peasants were complaining of hunger.
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Glenbard North Theatre will present its spring production, "Marie Antoinette," May 2- 4.
His contact is [emailprotected]PAMPERED PARLIAMENTARIANS: The conduct of our MPs, Ken Butiko says, often reminds him of legendary French Queen Marie Antoinette, who, on being told that the people were protesting over a shortage of bread, retorted that they should eat cake instead.
The purpose of the public contract is to provide all the services necessary for the restitution of the textile decor of the so-called "marie antoinette meridian" office space at the chteau de versailles for the public establishment of the chteau, museum and the national estate of versailles.