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Fouquier-Tinville

[foo-kyey-tan-veel] /fu kyeɪ tɛ̃ˈvil/
noun
1.
Antoine Quentin
[ahn-twan kahn-tan] /ɑ̃ˈtwan kɑ̃ˈtɛ̃/ (Show IPA),
1747?–95, French revolutionist: prosecutor during the Reign of Terror.
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  • Fouquier-Tinville afterward attained to a sombre fame in this position.

  • Fouquier-Tinville came next, and his trial did as much harm to his party in the spring as that of Carrier in the preceding autumn.

    Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • Weigh all this, and say whether Fouquier-Tinville did anything worse.

  • Fouquier-Tinville's questions had been 'brutal;' offended female honour flung them back on him, with scorn, not without tears.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • Fouquier-Tinville's questions had been "brutal;" offended female honour flung them back on him with scorn, not without tears.

    Women of History Anonymous
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Fouquier-Tinville

/French fukjetɛ̃vil/
noun
1.
Antoine Quentin (ɑ̃twan kɑ̃tɛ̃). 1746–95, French revolutionary; as public prosecutor (1793–94) during the Reign of Terror, he sanctioned the guillotining of Desmoulins, Danton, and Robespierre
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