André Ernest Modeste
[ahn-drey er-nest maw-dest] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ ɛrˈnɛst mɔˈdɛst/ (Show IPA), 1741–1813, French operatic composer.
Historical Examples

It is to set self-conscious philosophy singing and dancing, like the young gretry, to the tune of a waterfall.
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“The price broke to a dollar and twenty yesterday,” said gretry.
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I just met gretry’s statue on the stairs; he had enough and fled.
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A great deal of the poetry set to music by gretry is by Marmontel.
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It was then that he told gretry he was going to buy in the July crops.
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Hitherto he had been a bear; now, after the talk with gretry, he had secretly “turned bull” with the suddenness of a strategist.
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