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[rey-kuh-myey] /ˌreɪ kəˈmyeɪ/
a backless day bed of the Directoire and Empire periods, having raised ends of equal height.
Origin of Recamier
1920-25; after Madame Récamier


[rey-ka-myey] /reɪ kaˈmyeɪ/
Madame (Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard) 1777–1849, French social leader in the literary and political circles of Paris. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When Recamier died, Chateaubriand formally asked Jeanne's hand in marriage.

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  • From her earliest babyhood, Recamier had all but worshiped her.

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  • He first wrecked the Recamier bank, driving old Recamier to the verge of ruin.

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  • Recamier that gave me the idea of what I have attempted to describe.

  • Recamier had been an intimate friend of the Bernards, forever at their house, since a year or so before Jeanne had been born.

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  • When Recamier died, in 1830, Jeanne was a little over fifty.

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  • So Recamier, rich and powerful, chose the surest means to safeguard the daughter who was all the world to him.

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