[a-lek-sahn-druh] /a lɛkˈsɑ̃ drə/ (Show IPA), (“Dumas père”) 1802–70, and his son, Alexandre, (“Dumas fils”), 1824–95, French dramatists and novelists.
Jean-Baptiste André
[zhahn-ba-teest ahn-drey] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist ɑ̃ˈdreɪ/ (Show IPA), 1800–84, French chemist.
a town in N Texas.
(in Russia prior to 1917) a council or official assembly.
(initial capital letter) an elective legislative assembly, established in 1905 by Nicholas II, constituting the lower house of parliament.
Contemporary Examples

The Girl Who Loved Camellias by Julie Kavanagh The courtesan who seduced Paris—and inspired Dumas and La Traviata.
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The book begins with the 3-year-old Dumas discovering that his father has died, and promptly arming himself and heading upstairs.
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Negotiations were intense, but when the dust settled, Dumas had accepted half a million dollars for a 40 percent stake.
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Historical Examples

But the best description of the book-hunter of the 18 quais is that given to Dumas by Charles Nodier.
A Wanderer in Paris E. V. Lucas

When Hugo wrote for himself he wrote almost as simply and straightforwardly as Dumas.
Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley

Dumas goes carefully into the dubious episodes of her stormy career, but does not allow these to blind his sympathy for her fate.
Quotes and Images From “Celebrated Crimes” Alexander Dumas, Pere

But Nodier was far from being the gourmet that Dumas supposed him to be.
The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan

They would never have fallen in the mud with Dumas and poor La Vallire.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9 Robert Louis Stevenson

The memory of Dumas is enshrined in his good men, that of Balzac in his bad women.
The Orchard of Tears Sax Rohmer

As a work of imaginative power and absorbing interest, this masterpiece of Dumas stands unique.
The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy Charles John Samuel Thompson

Alexandre (alɛksɑ̃drə), known as Dumas père. 1802–70, French novelist and dramatist, noted for his historical romances The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) and The Three Musketeers (1844)
his son, Alexandre, known as Dumas fils. 1824–95, French novelist and dramatist, noted esp for the play he adapted from an earlier novel, La Dame aux camélias (1852)
Jean-Baptiste André (ʒɑ̃batist ɑ̃dre). 1800–84, French chemist, noted for his research on vapour density and atomic weight
Marlene. born 1953, South African painter; especially of expressionist portraits and nudes
noun (Russian history)
(usually capital) the elective legislative assembly established by Tsar Nicholas II in 1905: overthrown by the Bolsheviks in 1917
(before 1917) any official assembly or council
short for State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament

Russian national assembly, 1870 (in reference to city councils; the national one was set up in 1905), literally “thought,” from a Germanic source (cf. Gothic doms “judgment,” English doom, deem).


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