Definition of Partisans

1. Noun. (plural of partisan) ¹



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Definition of Partisans

1. partisan [n] - See also: partisan

Lexicographical Neighbors of Partisans

partier
partiers
parties
parties of the first part
parties of the second part
partim
parting
parting shot
parting shots
partings
partis
partis pris
partisan
partisanism
partisanly
partisans (current term)
partisanship
partisanships
partita
partitas
partite
partition
partition chromatography
partition coefficient
partition of unity
partition off
partitionable
partitioned
partitioned off
partitioner

Literary usage of Partisans

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the United States of America by Richard Hildreth (1880)
"... by Washington's proclamation, neither the administrators of the French government, nor their numerous and enthusiastic partisans in the United States, ..."

2. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini, John Addington Symonds (1889)
"I installed myself, enrolled serving-men, and bought a quantity of pikes and partisans; but I remained for several days exposed to grievous annoyances, ..."

3. Memoirs of the Duke of Sully: Prime Minister to Henry the Great by Maximilien de Béthune Sully, Walter Scott (1890)
"... but without effect—The Duchess of Beaufort labours with her partisans to be declared queen—The firmness and resolution with which she is opposed by ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"... and irascible temperament, and of considerable learning and vigour of mind. After some sparring through the press, Mr. Anderson and hi, partisans at ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"... of these wise partisans concluded tU government had hired two or three hundred lii, men, to be pinioned, if not executed,** the ore- tended captives. ..."

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