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de Lesseps

[duh-les-eps; French duh le-seps] /dəˈlɛs ɛps; French də lɛˈsɛps/
noun
1.
Vicomte Ferdinand Marie
[fur-dn-and muh-ree;; French fer-dee-nahn ma-ree] /ˈfɜr dnˌænd məˈri;; French fɛr diˈnɑ̃ maˈri/ (Show IPA),
Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de.
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  • de Lesseps, if he were ever a practical man, had certainly ceased to be so since his first great success.

  • When Wyse returned to Paris he got de Lesseps to head the project.

    The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • It was not the least of de Lesseps's imprudences that he proceeded with his project in spite of warnings on this matter.

  • By 1888 the confidence of the French people in de Lesseps waned.

    The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • The man's name was de Lesseps, and the task was to cut a ditch seventy-two feet wide across Panama, to unite the two great oceans.

    "Say Fellows--" Wade C. Smith
  • de Lesseps, like many another man, had been spoiled by success, and had lost his usual good judgment.

    The Hero of Panama F. S. Brereton
  • But the only man who formed the mental picture in his mind and afterwards developed it into a concrete plan was de Lesseps.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
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de Lesseps

/French də lɛsɛps/
noun
1.
Vicomte Ferdinand Marie (fɛrdinɑ̃ mari). 1805–94, French diplomat: directed the construction of the Suez Canal (1859–69) and the unsuccessful first attempt to build the Panama Canal (1881–89)
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