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  • In 1832, the word bousingot formed the interim between the word jacobin, which had become obsolete, and the word demagogue which has since rendered such excellent service.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • The result of this council held by the watch dogs was, that they had been mistaken, that there had been no noise, that it was useless to get entangled in the belt sewer, that it would only be a waste of time, but that they ought to hasten towards Saint-Merry; that if there was anything to do, and any "bousingot" to track out, it was in that quarter.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • The result of this council held by the watch dogs was, that they had been mistaken, that there had been no noise, that it was useless to get entangled in the belt sewer, that it would only be a waste of time, but that they ought to hasten towards Saint – Merry; that if there was anything to do, and any “bousingot” to track out, it was in that quarter.

    Les Miserables

  • I don't know how the government arranges that, but, on my word of honor, sir, I am not Jacobin, sir, I am not a bousingot.

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • I don’t know how the government arranges that, but, on my word of honor, sir, I am not Jacobin, sir, I am not a bousingot. 30 I don’t wish them any evil, but if I were the ministers, on my most sacred word, things would be different.

    Les Miserables

  • Pierre, and who was a sort of incarnation of a "Jeune-France" (beginning as a _bousingot_ -- not ill translated by the contemporary English

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • I don't know how the government arranges that, but, on my word of honor, sir, I am not Jacobin, sir, I am not a bousingot. [

    Les Misérables

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