[al-frid;; French al-fred] /ˈæl frɪd;; French alˈfrɛd/ (Show IPA), 1859–1935, French army officer of Jewish descent: convicted of treason 1894, 1899; acquitted 1906.
Contemporary Examples

The Strauss-Kahn affair is obviously unrelated to the Dreyfus affair.
5 Lessons of the DSK Affair Bernard-Henri Lévy July 1, 2011

In fact, Dreyfus mentions that at one point during their school days Halévy refused to speak to Proust for a month.
Marcel Proust’s First Poem, ‘Pederasty,’ Shows Him Struggling With Homosexuality Marcel Proust March 24, 2013

Now dying of cancer, the Dreyfus Affair jolts him self-rediscovery.
David’s Bookclub: The Guermantes Way David Frum September 2, 2012

It is a worldview that takes its name from the French nationalist writer, contemporary of the Dreyfus Affair, Maurice Barrès.
5 Lessons of the DSK Affair Bernard-Henri Lévy July 1, 2011

Historical Examples

In this sense Herzl could say later that the Dreyfus affair had made him a Zionist.
The Jewish State Theodor Herzl

Now Dreyfus went on like a man who knew he was a wronged man.
The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton

I ventured to say, “Do tell me the real facts about the Dreyfus affair.”
The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone

I don’t mean to say that he saw himself as a kind of Dreyfus.
The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford

Without this precedent Dreyfus could not have been condemned.
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

M. Demange (famous later for his defence of Dreyfus) appeared for Gaudry.
A Book of Remarkable Criminals H. B. Irving

Alfred (alfrɛd). 1859–1935, French army officer, a Jew whose false imprisonment for treason (1894) raised issues of anti-semitism and militarism that dominated French politics until his release (1906)


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