Marseillaise

Definitions

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  • noun the French national anthem

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Examples

  • As he pushed his way in at last and read, the whole scene rose before him as though he were there -- the summer boulevards with their trees and kiosks, the moving crowds, the shouts, the 'Marseillaise' -- the blind infectious madness of it all.

    The History of David Grieve

  • The first, by Michael Scanlan, has been called the Marseillaise of the Fenian movement.

    Ten Englishmen of the Nineteenth Century

  • As long as the Marseillaise, which is now the national tune of France, was the party tune of the revolution its influence was enormous.

    Human Nature in Politics Third Edition

  • It was such a detachment from Marseilles, singing its favorite marching song, which also brought to Paris what came to be known as the Marseillaise, the future French national anthem.

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  • The Marseillaise was the theme song of the French Revolution, and it catapulted into Napoleon.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 4

  • Those dying in the flames represented a number of different groups; they sang the "Marseillaise," the "Internationale" in Russian and the Polish national anthem.

    Death Along the Way

  • With great gravity he slowly intoned a line of the "Marseillaise," at the same time rubbing the villainous brew thoroughly into his neck.

    Lost Face

  • Then big Alec Beaubien, the Circle City king, demanded the "Marseillaise," and the company broke up chanting "Die Wacht am Rhein" to the frosty night.

    CHAPTER 7

  • I mean, we know of course of the "Marseillaise," but what else was in the mix?

    Revolutionary Sounds: A Bastille Day Music Mix

  • I mean, we know of course of the "Marseillaise," but what else was in the mix?

    Revolutionary Sounds: A Bastille Day Music Mix

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