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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Thermidor eleventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (July and August); the month of heat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Thermidor The eleventh month of the French republican calendar, -- commencing July 19, and ending August 17. See the Note under Vendémiaire.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thermidor The eleventh month of the French republican calendar (see calendar), beginning, in 1794, on July 19th, and ending August 17th.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Thermidor ther-mi-dōr′ the eleventh month in the calendar of the first French Republic, lasting from the 19th of July to the 18th of August. The 9th Thermidor of the Republican year 2 (July 27, 1794) is historically memorable as the date of Robespierre's fall and the termination of the Reign of Terror
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Gr. warm, hot


In literature:

The 9th Thermidor released them.
"Beatrix" by Honore de Balzac
On the seventh of Thermidor, he pronounced in the Convention a panegyric on Robespierre.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The tyrant has fixed all his schemes of slaughter for the 10th of Thermidor.
"Zanoni" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Twenty-one in all were condemned on the 10 Thermidor and taken in carts to the guillotine.
"The Theory of Social Revolutions" by Brooks Adams
The case of "Thermidor" will illustrate.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
We reach the end of the Reign of Terror, on the 9th of Thermidor, the most auspicious date in modern history.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
At last came the ninth Thermidor and deliverance.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
On the seventh of Thermidor, he pronounced in the Convention a panegyric on Robespierre.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Revolution of the Ninth Thermidor put an end to the Terror in July 1794.
"Vigée Le Brun" by Haldane MacFall
Luxembourg, Thermidor 19, 2nd Year of the French Republic, one and indivisible.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Luxembourg, Thermidor 19, 2nd Year of the French Republic, one and indivisible.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
Appointed on the 10th thermidor, member of the French Council of Mines.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
During the Terror he was arrested, but was liberated after the 9th Thermidor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
One of Dumas' most absorbing romances deals with the fateful events which culminated at the Bastille on the 14th Thermidor, 1789.
"Dumas' Paris" by Francis Miltoun
His horrible career ended with the fall of Robespierre and the terrorists on the 9th Thermidor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6" by Various
On the morning of the 9th Thermidor St Just was beginning to speak in the Convention when Tallien cut him short.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2" by Various
It is the 28th day of July, called 10th of Thermidor, year 1794.
"A Wanderer in Paris" by E. V. Lucas
As determined by the two laws of 28 Thermidor an III.
"The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896" by William Arthur Shaw
We will now see what the Tenth Thermidor brought to this unfortunate little monarch.
"When a Cobbler Ruled a King" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
In Thermidor 1794 such a revolution did take place, with those very results.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various

In news:

Are Lenten Fridays the appropriate time to enjoy lobster thermidor or all-you-can-eat fish and chips.
From the flatbread side of the menu, we selected the lobster thermidor ($17.99) and the Hey Jerk ($14.99).
David Myers' Lobster Thermidor .
Bar Harbor Inn's Lobster Thermidor .
Thermidor in San Francisco.
"We're a very young team," San Rafael coach Pierre Thermidor said, adding it's hard to pit freshman against developed seniors.
Invest $120 per couple and enjoy a four-course feast featuring octopus confit, wild mushroom risotto, pan seared grouper and lobster thermidor.