Definition of Alfred dreyfus

1. Noun. French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935).

Exact synonyms: Dreyfus
Generic synonyms: Army Officer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alfred Dreyfus

Alezzandrini's syndrome
Alfonso Borgia
Alford plea
Alford pleas
Alfred Alistair Cooke
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Alfred Binet
Alfred Charles Kinsey
Alfred Charles William Harmsworth
Alfred Damon Runyon
Alfred Dreyfus
Alfred Edward Housman
Alfred Edward Woodley Mason
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski
Alfred Hawthorne
Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
Alfred Kastler
Alfred Korzybski
Alfred Kroeber
Alfred Krupp
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Alfred Lothar Wegener
Alfred Louis Kroeber

Literary usage of Alfred dreyfus

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1. A History of the Jews in Modern Times by Max Raisin (1919)
"alfred dreyfus was in reality a victim of the historic hatred of the French against the Germans, their constant fear of a Teutonic invasion, ..."

2. The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages edited by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton (1900)
"alfred dreyfus. men have greatness thrust upon them. If the proof of greatness consists in ... alfred dreyfus was born in Alsace of a wealthy Jewish family. ..."

3. The Tragedy of Dreyfus by George Warrington Steevens (1899)
"alfred dreyfus has inflicted on her this awful retribution for his wrongs. ... And, to pile irony on irony, of alfred dreyfus himself the world, ..."

4. The Dreyfus Story by Richard Walden Hale (1899)
"the court declares unanimously, ‘Guilty,' and. . . condemns alfred dreyfus, whose titles are given above, unanimously, to the punishment of perpetual ..."

5. Review of Reviews and World's Work by Albert Shaw (1906)
"Degradation J . ' "The Only Jew . , , •'-, alfred dreyfus, an Alsatian, can- onthe tain of the Fourteenth Artillery, General staff. ..."

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