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Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle was the dominant political leader and grand figurehead of France during and after World War II. De Gaulle was a career soldier in the French Army who had been wounded and held prison…

Charles Gerrit DE WITT

DE WITT, Charles Gerrit, (grandson of Charles De Witt), a Representative from New York; born in Greenhill, Ulster County, N.Y., November 7, 1789; studied law and practiced; clerk in the Navy De…

Charles DE WITT

DE WITT, Charles, (grandfather of Charles Gerrit De Witt), a Delegate from New York; born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., in 1727; pursued classical studies; colonel of militia; member of the…

Jean Charles de Menezes,

27-year-old Brazilian electrician, was shot and killed by London police who thought he was a suspect in the July 7 terrorist attacks on the city's transit system. Authorities later acknowledg…

De Facto

Actually, in reality; in opposition to de jure, lawfully or rightfully. Thus John was de facto king, but Arthur was so de jure. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…

De Jure

(Latin). By right, rightfully, lawfully, according to the law of the land. Thus a legal axiom says: “De jure Judices, de facto Juratores, respondent” (Judges look to the law, ju…

De Novo

(Latin). Afresh; over again from the beginning. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894De ProfundisDe Nihilo Nihil Fit A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P…

De Profundis

[Out of the depths]. The 130th Psalm is so called from the first two words in the Latin version. It is sung by Roman Catholics when the dead are committed to the grave. Source: Dictionary…

De Rigueur

Strictly speaking, quite comme il faut, in the height of fashion. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894De TropDe Profundis A B C D E F G H I J K L M …

De Trop

(French). Supererogatory, more than enough. Rien de trop, let nothing be in excess. Preserve in all things the golden mean. Also “one too many,” in the way; when a person's pres…