2. Noun. The political policy of regaining lost territory. ¹
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Definition of Revanche
1. a political policy designed to regain lost territory [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Revanche
Literary usage of Revanche
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1922)
"... and rationalists who sought to get into touch with liberal elements in German life. It brooded upon the revanche, the return match with Prussia. ..."
2. Letters of Edward FitzGerald by Edward FitzGerald (1894)
"... en revanche ' the end of it less regretful. To Mrs. Alfred Tennyson.^ WOODBRIDGE : March 22, . MY DEAR MRS. TENNYSON, It is very, very [good] of ..."
3. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"revanche on English society. Ending. VII. Don Juan: Byron's mobility and self-consciousness reflected in his management of the verse. ..."
4. The Naval History of Great Britain: From the Declaration of War by France in by William James, Frederick Chamier (1837)
"Seeing the unmanageable state of her opponent, the revanche, at 3 h. 15 m. PM, ran on board the Curieux on the starboard side a little before the mainmast. ..."
5. Germany Her Own Judge: Reply of a Cosmopolitan Swiss to German Propaganda by H. J. Suter-Lerch (1918)
"As an instance I may cite his remarks on the French idea of revanche: — When has the peace of Europe been threatened, except by the French idea of revanche ..."