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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Henri, Robert 1865-1929. American painter whose realistic works aligned him with a group of painters, known as the Eight, or the Ashcan School, who decried the artificiality and sentimentality of American painting at the turn of the century.

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  • And when Sir Lewis with gentle words had made him understand the truth, he covered his face with his hands, and staggered away, led by his attendant knight, still murmuring in a dazed way, '_Mon fils Henri, mon bon fils Henri_ -- most loving of all my children!'

    The Caged Lion

  • Reinstated in the summer of 1886, he received a gift of 3000 francs from the Countess de Chambord, widow of a pretender to the French throne—Henri de Bourbon, who claimed the title Henri V—in recognition of his services to the monarchist cause.

    The Templar Revelation

  • This, says Henri, is what happens next to fix the attention:

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  • Henri is a fantastic and famous jewelery designer in Philadelphia and a wonderful leader in the gay community and every year for years and years he has thrown one of the most kick ass Halloween costume balls evah!

    Homesick on Halloween

  • A certain Henri Arnstein of Philadelphia corresponded in 1928 with a writer whose letters I'm editing and they shared similar interests, apparently.

    Faire

  • Yes, a composer — that's Lazarof as in Henri Lazarof, longtime UCLA professor — though it would seem that the main wherewithal came from Lazarof's wife Janice, daughter of noted LA philanthropist Mark Taper.

    Deck the walls

  • "Is his name Henri?" whispered the awe-stricken Marie.

    The Albert Gate Mystery Being Further Adventures of Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective

  • One day in the summer of 1425, there fell upon the villages of Greux and Domremy a certain chief of these marauding bands, who was murdering and plundering throughout the land, by name Henri d'Orly, known as Henri de Savoie.

    The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2

  • The seal represented, without escutcheon or crown, a small, wild animal, with a pointed muzzle, projecting teeth, and shaggy body, under which was a word Henri expected to find: Zibeline!

    Zibeline — Complete

  • Rising as a newly minted Catholic, he was given the name Henri, in honour of the French king.

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