American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Mirabeau, Comte de. Title of Honoré Gabriel Victor Riqueti. 1749-1791. French revolutionist. As a member of the States-General (1789-1791) he attempted to create a constitutional monarchy.
- n. French revolutionary who was prominent in the early days of the French Revolution (1749-1791)
“He told me that one day this summer (when the Brontes had been for about four months receiving instruction from him) he read to them Victor Hugo's celebrated portrait of Mirabeau, "mais, dans ma lecon je me bornais a ce qui concerne _Mirabeau orateur_.”
“Walking on the Cours Mirabeau is awesome, turn left and go into the old part of town.”
“Sunny, windy and 16 degrees in Mirabeau, Vaucluse today.”
“Wonderful apartment for rent located in a quiet spot on the Cours Mirabeau is owned by Valerie Sutter, look up under beautiful rentals in France or by her name.”
“Stacy Broussard, a sophomore psychology major, studies in Mirabeau's coffee shop during the first day of classes at Lamar University in Beaumont on Wednesday, August 24, 2005.”
“The old lady looked keenly at her, and replied, "Count Mirabeau is gone away, no one knows where; he disappeared the day after his visit to you, so probably you had the last of him - for, before he comes back, he will no doubt have got into some scrape that will banish him out of good society.”
“Count Mirabeau is a most wonderful man, but he is a more than questionable character; even if you marry him, your discretion may very reasonably be called in question, but terms of intimacy, except with that view, cannot for a moment be tolerated; - to talk of friendship for such a man is nonsense, unless, like the good old duchess, you had had a tendresse for the father, which made you patronising for the son.”
“See L’Anandryne in Mirabeau’s Erotika Biblion, where Antoinette Bourgnon laments the undoubling which disfigured the work of God, producing monsters incapable of independent self-reproduction like the vegetable kingdom.”
“But in Mirabeau (Kadhésch) a grand seigneur moderne, when his valet-de-chambre de confiance proposes to provide him with women instead of boys, exclaims, “Des femmes! eh! c’est comme si tu me servais un gigot sans manche.””
“The Mirabeau is a mid-engine race car that can put out over 700 hp.”
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