Definition of La fayette

1. Noun. French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834).




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Literary usage of La fayette

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Mme de la fayette had returned to Paris, and about 1665 contracted an intimacy with the due de la Rochefoucauld, then engaged on his Maximes. ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Finally, the Assembly itself, when protected by the prestige of la fayette, had betrayed its monarchical leanings by refusing on August 8 to impeach the ..."

3. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1904)
"TO MONSIEUR DE la fayette. PARIS, June 3, 1789. DEAR SIR,—Revolving further in my mind the idea started yesterday of the King's coming forward in a stance ..."

4. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1827)
"la fayette in vain endeavoured to animate his soldiers against this new species ... Dumouriez, however, the personal enemy of la fayette, and ambitious of ..."

5. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"DE la fayette of modern times may be said to have had its origin; and if the texture of motives in the ' Princess of Cleves ' seems thin in comparison with ..."

6. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson memorial association of the United States (1907)
"TO MONSIEUR DE la fayette. PARIS, June 3, 1789. DEAR SIR,—Revolving further in my mind the idea started yesterday of the King's coming forward in a stance ..."

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