cri de coeur

cri de coeur

 (krē′ də kœr′)
n. pl. cris de coeur (krē′)
An impassioned outcry, as of entreaty or protest.

[French cri de cœur : cri, cry + de, of + cœur, heart.]
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cri de coeur

(ˌkriː də ˈkɜː)
n, pl cris de coeur
a cry from the heart; heartfelt or sincere appeal
[C20: altered from French cri du coeur]
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cri de coeur

(kridə ˈkœr)

n., pl. cris de coeur (kridə)
French.
an anguished cry of distress or protest.
[1900–05; literally, cry of (the) heart]
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cri de coeur

A French phrase meaning cry from the heart, used to mean a heartfelt or impassioned cry or appeal.
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cri de cœur

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Should the government fail to positively respond to the unions' cri de coeur, stressed the statement, the coming months will be a constant scene of public strikes and protests.In an attempt to justify the delay in meeting its agreement with the group of worker representatives, the government said that the long wait was due to the summer holidays.
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In his resignation letter as secretary of defence, James Mattis defined the stakes, writing that it was "clear that China and Russia want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model." He also issued what, for the famously stolid Mattis, amounts to a cri de coeur, writing that "while the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies." It is this call that Americans--Democrats and Republicans--must answer.
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