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Paul François Jean Nicolas, Vicomte de Barras. 1755–1829, French revolutionary: member of the Directory (1795–99)
Historical Examples

Dont raise your hand, shouted barras; it would drip with blood.
Talleyrand Joseph McCabe

Madame barras had not taken the currency away as I imagined.
The Sleuth of St. James’s Square Melville Davisson Post

According to the Commissioner barras, the last was the case.
The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) John Holland Rose

I fear that I was very much engrossed with the memory of Madame barras.
The Sleuth of St. James’s Square Melville Davisson Post

barras offered her one million, six hundred thousand francs.
History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time Henry Sutherland Edwards

To barras alone are the people indebted for this nomination!
The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach

But these offers could not divert barras and his colleagues from their revolutionary policy.
The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) John Holland Rose

I write to barras to have him appointed consul to some Italian port.
The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach

Among the men of the Revolution few did more than barras to degrade that movement.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various

Keep this befrienders name in mind—barras, and recall it one of these days.
The Hero of the People Alexandre Dumas


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