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- n. an incident that attracts great public attention
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Well, you are attempting to persuade people from a philosophy rather than from a cause celebre that said, "Looka here, this is the only way we can get rid of the problem that we got."
Oscar was present, and full of the mysterious nature of the Court of Arches; he told us there was nothing he would like better in after life than to be the hero of such a cause celebre and to go down to posterity as the defendant in such a case as 'Regina versus Wilde!'