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or chênière

[shin-uh-ree] /ˈʃɪn ə ri/
a hummock in a marshy region, with stands of evergreen oaks.
Origin of chenier
< Louisiana French, equivalent to French chêne oak + -ier -ier2


[shey-nyey] /ʃeɪˈnyeɪ/
André Marie de
[ahn-drey ma-ree duh] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ maˈri də/ (Show IPA),
1762–94, French poet. Unabridged
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  • The moderate men plead with chenier to stop now before it is too late; but chenier will not listen.

  • chenier's famous Hymn to Liberty was then sung in full chorus, accompanied by a magnificent orchestra.

  • Doctor chenier fell pierced with a ball as he was escaping from the window of the parish church.

    Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2) William Henry Atherton
  • Within its walls chenier wrote, for a female prisoner, one of his most beautiful elegies, as well as some of his famous iambics.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • chenier jumps from the steeple, is hit by the flying bullets, and perishes as he falls.

  • The rooms were almost as full as on that memorable evening of Lucien's readings from chenier.

    Eve and David Honore de Balzac
  • The map he made p. 293Ball considers inferior to that of chenier, published a hundred years before his time.

    Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • chenier composed for this occasion a hymn, which Mehul set to music.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  • I think that you will allow that chenier and I played our parts with some subtlety.

  • It has taken thirty years to prove to France that she lost more by the death of chenier than by that of Descoings.

    The Two Brothers Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for chenier


/French ʃenje/
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
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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