Abbe sieyes



Emmanuel Joseph
[e-ma-ny-el zhaw-zef] /ɛ ma nüˈɛl ʒɔˈzɛf/ (Show IPA), (“Abbé Sieyès”) 1748–1836, French priest and revolutionist.
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It is not to him, but to the abbe sieyes, that I address this chapter.
The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II Thomas Paine

Like the abbe sieyes, Mr. Paine had completely mastered the science of government, which was in fact extremely simple.
The Eve of the Revolution Carl Becker

Which done, one can wind up with this comfortable reflection from abbe sieyes: “Messieurs, you are today what you were yesterday.”
The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle

noun
Emmanuel Joseph (ɛmanɥɛl ʒozɛf), called Abbé Sieyès. 1748–1836, French statesman, political theorist, and churchman, who became prominent during the Revolution following the publication of his pamphlet Qu’est-ce que le tiers état? (1789). He was instrumental in bringing Napoleon I to power (1799)

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