Definitions

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  • proper noun historical The eleventh month of the French Republican Calendar, from July 19 or 20 to August 18 or 19.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek θέρμη ("heat") + δῶρον ("gift").

Examples

  • "Thermidor" it is estimated that more than three million people assisted at what they rightly, or wrongly, considered as a "spectacle" staged only for their amusement.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France

  • On October 5th the company did Sardou's big drama of "Thermidor" for the first time on any stage, with another one of the casts for which Charles

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man

  • "Thermidor," France, Virgil Vernier Balint Kenyeres

    SpoutBlog

  • The radicals are, in turn, deposed, initiating a period of stabilization “Thermidor”, in which new elites, enriched by the redistribution of property, dominate.

    The Return

  • Yeltsin starts out as the “radical,” but, around 1994, has to guillotine his inner Robespierre to preside over the Thermidor.

    The Return

  • Yet as the Revolution slowed, the phrase receded.136 With Thermidor, or the end of Revolutionary Terror, newspapers and local governments urged citizens to remove it.

    Bloodlust

  • Yeltsin starts out as the “radical,” but, around 1994, has to guillotine his inner Robespierre to preside over the Thermidor.

    The Return

  • The menu from a Waldorf-Astoria chef is similarly classic, with apps like Oysters Rockefeller baked w/ Pernod, and crispy poached egg-topped beef tartare, fronting mains like a 2lb Gruyere-crusted lobster Thermidor, short rib stroganoff, and a double-cut Coke pork chop, though most of the actors around would order "hold the pork chop".

    Thrillist: The Astor Room: Live Music, Decadent Food, and Old School Style in (Gasp) Queens

  • The radicals are, in turn, deposed, initiating a period of stabilization “Thermidor”, in which new elites, enriched by the redistribution of property, dominate.

    The Return

  • Yet as the Revolution slowed, the phrase receded.136 With Thermidor, or the end of Revolutionary Terror, newspapers and local governments urged citizens to remove it.

    Bloodlust

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  • Explanatory rant (and mea culpa) at Whipping Cats.

    June 26, 2012