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- adj. Of or pertaining to Napoleon Bonaparte or his family.
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It has long since been evident  that Scinde, by that _principle of unavoidable expansion_ to which we had so often had occasion to refer, must eventually have been absorbed into the dominions of the Company; but the process by which it at last came into our hands is so curious a specimen of our Bonapartean method of dealing with reluctant or refractory neutrals, that we cannot pass it altogether without notice.
France might be imperial, or royal, or republican, she might be Bonapartean, or
Bonapartean maxim -- "There is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous."
Bonapartean tactics, husbanding his resources and exposing his troops to no unnecessary hazards.
But here I was again mistaken; for Mehevi, in conducting his warlike operations, rather inclined to the Fabian than to the Bonapartean tactics, husbanding his resources and exposing his troops to no unnecessary hazards.