American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Necker, Jacques 1732-1804. French financier and politician who advocated the formation of the States-General to effect financial reform. His brief dismissal by Louis XVI (1789) precipitated the storming of the Bastille.
- n. a lover who necks
“Madame de Staël, daughter of M. Necker, is now at the head of the colony of French noblesse established near Mickleham.”
“Alarmed at these proceedings the king discharged his new ministers; recalled Necker; sent away the foreign troops, and threw himself into the arms of the nation.”
“He recalled Necker, went to the Hôtel de Ville, sanctioned by his presence the accomplished facts, and accepted from La Fayette, commandant of the National Guard, the new cockade of red, white, and blue which allied the colours of Paris to those of the king.”
“Louis was forced to assent to all the demands of the people; he recalled Necker, and showed himself at the Hôtel de Ville wearing the national cockade or tricolour.”
“-- Every life hangs by a thread, and, on the following days, when the King had sent away his troops, dismissed his Ministers, recalled Necker, and granted everything, the danger remains just as great.”
“He announced to the assembly that he would recall Necker, and repair to Paris the following day.”
“Last year Branson unveiled a three-person submarine called the Necker Nymph, which is available for $2,500 a day for guests of his private resort in the Caribbean.”
“Louis XVI recalled Necker to his job and agreed to recognise the National Assembly, which included the Third Estate delegates, poorer clergy and nobility sympathetic to the Third Estate cause.”
“I even recall Necker telling the king that the regressive tax systems that made the poor pay an unfair share to get the bankrupt kingdom out of debt wouldn't work.”
“Coeur, the Gracieuse, the Trois Fleurs-de-lys Couronnées gave place to the "Necker," the "National Assembly," the "Tiers," the”
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