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Commines

[kaw-meen] /kɔˈmin/
noun
1.
Philippe de
[fee-leep duh] /fiˈlip də/ (Show IPA),
Comines, Philippe de.

Comines

or Commines

[kaw-meen] /kɔˈmin/
noun
1.
Philippe de
[fee-leep duh] /fiˈlip də/ (Show IPA),
1445?–1511? French historian and diplomat.
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  • Plenty there were that wished for war, remarks the observant Commines.

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  • I had seen the men in the trenches and it was at Commines that I saw them out.

  • The Memoirs, to which Commines owes his reputation as a statesman and man of letters, were written during his latter years.

  • Commines was uncertain as to what he had better do and wanted instructions.

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  • Commines gives the following somewhat satirical account of an English parliament.

  • Doubtless, too, as Commines says, he was not anxious to introduce any son-in-law into his family.

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  • Commines and Bouchage together had told him about the defeat of Morat and had each received two hundred silver marks.

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  • In citing the above passage from Commines referring to the treaty, the close of the negotiations has been anticipated.

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  • His message was duly delivered and to this incident Commines attributes momentous results.

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  • Among those who witnessed the scene were several Englishmen who sympathised with Charles—if we may believe Commines.

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British Dictionary definitions for Commines

Commines

/French kɔmin/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of (Philippe de) Comines

Comines

/French kɔmin/
noun
1.
Philippe de (filip də). ?1447–?1511, French diplomat and historian, noted for his Mémoires (1489–98)
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