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La Fayette

[laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; French la fa-yet] /ˌlæf iˈɛt, ˌlæf eɪ-, ˌlɑ fi-, -feɪ-; French la faˈyɛt/
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1.
Marie Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne
[ma-ree maduh-len pyawsh duh la ver-nyuh] /maˈri madəˈlɛn pyɔʃ də la ˈvɛr nyə/ (Show IPA),
Comtesse de, 1634–93, French novelist.
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  • La Fayette insisted on Kalb being second in command instead of Conway, whom he disliked and distrusted.

  • It was through Deane's activities that La Fayette became a volunteer.

  • Other members, friends of La Fayette, collected round him, and sought to silence the threatening vociferations of Camus.

    History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine
  • When the war of independence was over La Fayette returned to France.

  • Mirabeau, La Fayette, Robespierre himself erased war from the symbol which they presented to the nation.

    History of the Girondists, Volume I Alphonse de Lamartine
  • Look at Dickens; was there ever a man made so much of, except La Fayette?

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • La Fayette returns from France in 1778, with a loan of money and reinforcements of land and naval forces.

  • He went into the war as a boy and saw Washington and La Fayette.

  • Batr's older brother was right then cleaving his winged way through clouds of battle in the service of the La Fayette Escadrille.

    America First Frances Nimmo Greene
  • He stood by the side of La Fayette a companion and a supporter.

    Josephine John S. C. Abbott

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