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MacMahon

[mak-ma-awn] /mak maˈɔ̃/
noun
1.
Marie Edmé Patrice Maurice
[ma-ree ed-mey pa-trees moh-rees] /maˈri ˈɛd meɪ paˈtris moʊˈris/ (Show IPA),
Count de (Duke of Magenta) 1808–93, president of France 1873–79.
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  • I tould yer maid a friend o' mine had spoken o' Mrs. MacMahon's place and I didn't forget.

    The Lion's Mouse C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The republic was possible with MacMahon, for after all he was a personality.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
  • What warrant had we to refer their rights to the arbitration of Marshal MacMahon?

    The Last Boer War H. Rider Haggard
  • MacMahon, however, did consent to it; and for this he must be held responsible.

  • He had been succeeded by MacMahon, a good, brave man, but a cipher.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • I found one from Arlon, stating that MacMahon's position was very good.

  • He turned suddenly while Dick and Mr. MacMahon were bowing to each other, hat in hand.

    A Nest of Linnets Frank Frankfort Moore
  • He proceeded to build castles, and granted two of them to one MacMahon, who had made every promise of fidelity.

  • In 1864 MacMahon succeeded Plissier as governor-general, and had as his first work to put down an insurrection.

  • "There's a husband and wife come into the double room next," Mrs. MacMahon went on, when she had shown Clo her proposed quarters.

    The Lion's Mouse C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for MacMahon

Macmahon

/French makmaɔ̃/
noun
1.
Marie Edme Patrice Maurice (mari ɛdmə patris mɔris), Comte de Macmahon. 1808–93, French military commander. He commanded the troops that suppressed the Paris Commune (1871) and was elected president of the Third Republic (1873–79)
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