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- n. Plural form of Fructidorian.
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It is indeed curious that critics of Pitt, who label his repressive measures a "Reign of Terror," bestow few words of regret on the despicable acts of the "Fructidorians," whose policy of leaden repression at home and filibustering raids abroad made the name of Liberty odious to her former devotees.
The Fructidorians now controlled the situation, led by Tallien,
Thermidorians, Fructidorians, and the like, to plot and intrigue.
-- Motives of the Fructidorians for breaking off peace negotiations with England, and for abandoning the invasion of foreign countries.
Fructidorians had banished the Constitutionalists, the Directory had purged the Councils, and the Councils had purged the Directory.
When I saw other Fructidorians at the head of the authorities of state -- when Condé's army filled the Parisian drawing-rooms and those of the First Consul, I might very well take a share in restoring to France the conqueror of Holland.