Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of chimere.

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Examples

  • The Marines bivouac in the school, going out on nightly raids, trailed by fleets of ambulances with body bags, hunting down Fanmi Lavalas activists described as 'chimeres' - terrorists.

    Information Liberation

  • A group of stone-brandishing pro-Aristide youths known as chimeres (French for ghost) set ablaze a stack of tires and warily paraded outside the entrance to the legendary Grand Oloffson Hotel, a onetime favorite among jet-set celebrities that was immortalized in Graham Greene's acclaimed 1960 novel "The Comedians."

    Dateline: Haiti

  • We see Mother Theresa, a thinly-veiled version of Lavalas activist Annette "So Anne" Auguste, muster and give a pep talk to a crowd of lumpen thugs called chimeres (chimera) to cries of

    Pacific Free Press - Hard Truths for Hard Times - Progressive opinion, dissident news

  • A particularly damaging and equally untrue Aristide accusation was that he relied on violent gangs, called "chimeres," to maintain power, intimidate opponents, and control the country.

    Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part II

  • A particularly damaging and equally untrue Aristide accusation was that he relied on violent gangs, called "chimeres," to maintain power, intimidate opponents, and control the country.

    Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part II

  • The real terrorists, led by two convicted murderers, Chamblain and Philippe, assisted the Marines in the eradication of 'chimeres' until the Marines were replaced by foreign troops, paid by the United Nations, who took up the hunt on behalf of the civilised world - France,

    Information Liberation

  • I call then the 'chimeres' [a Haitian slang term for "political thugs"] of Washington. "

    Max Blumenthal: Uncovering A US-Planned Coup In Haiti: The Original Version

  • § Peacekeepers Should Disarm All Armed Groups: Aristide loyalists (chimeres, gangs and drug traffickers) control 80 percent of the weapons and the police.

    The International Aid Debacle: How to Get a Return on the Investment in Haiti

  • This doc about the armed and drugged chimeres (ghosts) who operated autonomously in the slums of Port au Prince after abandoning Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004 takes on the visual mythologies of violence that we're saturated with from music videos and action movies.

    GreenCine Daily: SFIFF Dispatch. 7.

  • The sudden appearance of the chimeres brought a gaggle of gawking hotel employees and foreign correspondents to the perimeter of the hotel grounds before the masked youths moved on, heading toward the city center.

    Dateline: Haiti

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