Jacobin

[ US /ˈdʒækəbən, ˈdʒækəbɪn/ ]
NOUN
  1. a member of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution
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How To Use Jacobin In A Sentence

  • The foreigner gained time to anarchise by gold the government he could not overthrow by arms, to crush in their own councils the genuine republicans, by the fraternal embraces of exaggerated and hired pretenders, and to turn the machine of Jacobinism from the change to the destruction of order; and, in the end, the limited monarchy they had secured was exchanged for the unprincipled and bloody tyranny of Robespierre, and the equally unprincipled and maniac tyranny of Bonaparte. Letters
  • I am a in sharp rein but i get revolting when meryta aldose that ultimateness enets is clew religiously the blowhard, or that all jacobinical remuneration are retral, or that antilles demographer is aerobic. Rational Review
  • He appears to have synthesized the different and conflicting traditions of plebiscitarian leadership, Jacobin republicanism, and parliamentary democracy.
  • This is most blatant in France because of the highly centralised state and government control known as jacobinisme.
  • While Robespierre ranted, he directed the band of the Garde Nationale and served up Jacobin ditties.
  • At twelve o'clock the crowd assembled round the "altar of the country" (_autel de la patrie_), not seeing the commissioners of the Jacobin club, who had promised to bring the petition to be signed, of their own accord chose four commissioners of their number to draw up one. History of the Girondists, Volume I Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution
  • The female Jacobins, famed Tricoteuses with knitting-needles, take flight; are met at the doors by a Gilt Youthhood and 'mob of four thousand persons;' are hooted, flouted, hustled; fustigated, in a scandalous manner, cotillons retrousses; -- and vanish in mere hysterics. The French Revolution
  • Of course, the problem being that people like that lady in the Confederate tee shirt tend to be ignorant yahoos who wouldn’t know a Jacobite from a Jacobin. joe from Lowell says: Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery
  • I did not want to recriminate, but yesterday I saw a sitting of the Jacobins; I shudder for the fatherland; I saw forming itself the army of the new Moniteur/Morning Chronicle
  • But in the half-century that had passed since Robespierre's Jacobins waged their life and death struggle against feudal reaction, the economic structure and social physiognomy of Europe had changed.
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