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Chénier

[shey-nyey] /ʃeɪˈnyeɪ/
noun
1.
André Marie de
[ahn-drey ma-ree duh] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ maˈri də/ (Show IPA),
1762–94, French poet.
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  • One would have thought Chénier was more moving than all Racine and all Corneille.

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  • When Chénier lent his annotated “Malherbe,” the borrower spilt a bottle of ink over it.

    Lost Leaders Andrew Lang
  • Like Keats, Chénier was cut off when he had hardly more than given promise of what his achievement might have been.

    Landmarks in French Literature G. Lytton Strachey
  • Gérard condemns Chénier to death, but is melted by Madeleine's pleading, and rescinds the order for his execution.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • The lines upon which the Romantic Movement was to develop had no connexion whatever with Chénier's exquisite art.

    Landmarks in French Literature G. Lytton Strachey
British Dictionary definitions for Chénier

Chénier

/French ʃenje/
noun
1.
André (Marie de) (ɑ̃dre). 1762–94, French poet; his work was influenced by the ancient Greek elegiac poets. He was guillotined during the French Revolution
2.
his brother, Marie-Joseph (Blaise de). 1764–1811, French dramatist and politician. He wrote patriotic songs and historical plays, such as Charles IX (1789)
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