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John, 1751–80, British major hanged as a spy by the Americans in the Revolutionary War: plotted the betrayal of West Point with Benedict Arnold.
a male given name, French form of .
Contemporary Examples

andre Rose, a facilities worker dressed in a blue mesh hospital suit said he had jumped in to help load patients into ambulances.
Hundreds Evacuated From NYU’s Tisch Hospital in Hurricane Sandy Abby Haglage October 29, 2012

andre Torres, the former editor of Scratch Magazine, which began as an imprint of XXL, remembers similar hostile situations.
It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine Alex Suskind October 13, 2014

You said in the book that andre got you to taste “The American.”
Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’ Marlow Stern September 16, 2014

In 1969, she married andre Previn and conceived her first children, twins, with him.
What You Should Know About Woody Allen’s Feud With Mia and Ronan Farrow Marina Watts January 12, 2014

andre would just order the cop drinks all night—which the guy happily took, by the way!
Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’ Marlow Stern September 16, 2014

Historical Examples

She had suffered so much at being compelled to deceive andre that she hoped she was now at quits with fate.
File No. 113 Emile Gaboriau

He, however, hailed a passing cab, and was driven to andre’s address.
Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau

andre and his late antagonist soon found themselves in an office evidently sacred to some one high up in the police.
The Champdoce Mystery Emile Gaboriau

Pale, and trembling with emotion, andre pressed the little hand to his lips.
Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau

andre ran after him, but Gaston was too quick, and he returned to the studio in anything but an amiable temper.
The Champdoce Mystery Emile Gaboriau

John. 1751–80, British major who was hanged as a spy for conspiring with Benedict Arnold during the War of American Independence


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