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

  • See Joan of Arc.

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  • n. French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions to organize French resistance to the English and to have Charles VII crowned king; she was later tried for heresy and burned at the stake (1412-1431)


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  • As in the schoolroom once Jeanne d'Arc had ridden into battle, as precious stones had glittered on the great high collar of Elizabeth Tudor, so shadows now were more than shadows.

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  • She was reconciled to never seeing Anthony again, but his voice was there, as if it always would be, telling her about Jeanne d'Arc, and Elizabeth Tudor, whom he had called the Lonely Queen, and Charlemagne and Marie Antoinette.

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  • Follow the construction of Anish Kapoor's latest sculpture, Dismemberment of Jeanne d'Arc, in a Brighton warehouse

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  • Today in 1429, Jeanne d'Arc arrived to relieve the Siege of Orleans.

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  • Of the great battle captains under Jeanne d'Arc, Étienne de Vignolles is one of the toughest and most warlike.

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  • There is historical proof that Jeanne d'Arc had three ensigns an ensign is a national flag displayed with special insignia or a standard of a military unit.

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  • Priére de sainte Jeanne d'Arc, patronne de la France

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  • Like every other French child, I learned about Jeanne d'Arc in elementary school.

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  • Le Fleur de Lys too: Priére de sainte Jeanne d'Arc, patronne de la France

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  • Then again, you could make your character reject this notion and go off like Jeanne d'Arc, but if that isn't the point of your story... and, if, like me, you've had it up to here (makes movement in front of throat) with amazon-type female characters (and yes, I use them myself as well, but not in every damn story), then you're pretty much stuck with the males.

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