Pétain [pey-tan] EXAMPLES| noun Hen·ri Phi·lippe O·mer [ahn-ree fee-leep aw-mer] /ɑ̃ˈri fiˈlip ɔˈmɛr/, 1856–1951, marshal of France: premier of the Vichy government 1940–44.

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  • Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petain Contemporary Examples of petain

  • Things did not go so well with Marshal Petain later, in the Vichy Republic.

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  • A birdman had also paid the great debt on the side of Petain’s men.

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  • General Petain received the pair with his accustomed kindness.

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  • Nor have we forgotten the story of General Petain’s mustache.

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  • I doubt whether General Petain realises the respect in which he is held in all the civilised countries of the world.

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  • General Petain came down with General Pershing, and the first inspection was of billets.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for petain Pétain noun Henri Philippe Omer (ɑ̃ri filip ɔmɛr). 1856–1951, French marshal, noted for his victory at Verdun (1916) in World War I and his leadership of the pro-Nazi government of unoccupied France at Vichy (1940–44); imprisoned for treason (1945) Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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