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[zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), Comte de (“Bastard of Orleans”) 1403?–68, French military leader: relieved by Joan of Arc and her troops when besieged at Orleans.
Historical Examples

Dunois’ evidence appears to have been written down by a clerk unacquainted with events.
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France

The friend of Dunois and Xaintrailles could have had no better end.
The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

Dunois comes upon the scene, and Lionel tells him that he wishes to join the French army.
The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Modeste Tchaikovsky

With Dunois, who tells the story, she went to see Charles at the castle of Loches.
The Red True Story Book Various

As they went from Reims after the coronation, Dunois and the archbishop were riding by her rein.
The Red True Story Book Various

“How dared you speak so to the king,” said Dunois to Chimay.
A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

The Orleanese themselves were clamorous for her; Dunois kept up their spirits with the expectation of this marvelous assistance.
Vanished Halls and Cathedrals of France George Warton Edwards

She finally consented, however, to ride on with Dunois and La Hire.
Jeanne d’Arc Mrs.(Margaret) Oliphant

Dunois, La Hire, and the rest were more concerned at losing so much good ransom.
Joan of Arc Laura E. Richards

But it was not the French generals, not even Dunois, who secured these victories.
Jeanne d’Arc Mrs.(Margaret) Oliphant

Jean (ʒɑ̃), Comte de Dunois, known as the Bastard of Orléans. ?1403–68, French military commander, who defended Orléans against the English until the siege was raised by Joan of Arc (1429)


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