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coup as in:  deposed in the coup

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  • It's the country's third coup in twenty years.
  • The coup conspirators were arrested.
    coup = related to the sudden overthrow of a government by use of limited force
  • My country may not be very old, but unfortunately it already has a history of military coups, and when my father was eight a general called Zia ul-Haq seized power.   (source)
    coups = sudden overthrow of a government by use of limited force
  • In his absence, his cousin Daoud Khan had ended the king's forty-year reign with a bloodless coup.   (source)
  • You build a hideous minimall or start a coup or try to become a rock star and you think, "They'll remember me now," but (a) they don't remember you, and (b) all you leave behind are more scars.   (source)
  • He even considered working as a mercenary bombardier in an attempted coup in a small Caribbean country,   (source)
  • Lin Biao had been planning a major coup for a number of years, and Chairman Mao had narrowly escaped several assassination attempts.   (source)
  • Hatter did recognize some of the buildings, as dilapidated as they were, but he couldn't afford to feel sorrow for the changes wrought in the capital city since Redd's coup.   (source)
    coup = sudden overthrow of the government
  • But tonight, as we've agreed, we're staging a coup on the same Avenida where a decade ago the dictator was cornered and wounded on his way to a tryst with his mistress.   (source)
    coup = a sudden overthrow of a government by use of limited force
  • My parents' French was limited to a handful of words that had crept into Persian, including minijupe (miniskirt), bigoudi (hair roller), abat-jour (lampshade), and coup d'etat.†   (source)
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  • A coup, a coup d'etat.†   (source)
  • He said that his enemies were conspiring with the generals to launch a coup d'etat because they would rather see democracy dead than be governed by him.†   (source)
  • But one day, tanks rolled and a coup d'etat toppled the government, leaving us to grow up in America.†   (source)
  • During first hours after coup d'etat we were faced with a problem we had never managed to plan—Adam Selene himself.†   (source)
  • My guess is he offered you power through the League...A coup d'etat, maybe?†   (source)
  • ...and was still thinking it over when the coup was called off.   (source)
    coup = sudden overthrow of a government by use of limited force
  • Your coup becomes a dictatorship.   (source)
  • I remember Hassan and I crouching that next morning outside my father's study, as Baba and Rahim Khan sipped black tea and listened to breaking news of the coup on Radio Kabul.   (source)
  • Upon hearing of Redd's coup and fearing the kind of ruler she'd be, many citizens had immediately packed their bags and tried to emigrate to Boarderland, that independent country separated from Wonderland by the tangled expanse of Outerwilderbeastia and overseen by King Arch.   (source)
    coup = sudden overthrow of the government
  • The most nerve-racking speculation was that there were factions of the military loyal to Lin Biao who could be attempting a coup to topple Mao's government.   (source)
    coup = sudden overthrow of a government by use of limited force
  • Blocking Hassan's way out of the alley were three boys, the same three from that day on the hill, the day after Daoud Khan's coup, when Hassan had saved us with his slingshot.   (source)
  • The progress of the queendom, the Alyssians' victorious coup, whatever successes and failures awaited them in the future--it all began with her, Genevieve and Nolan's presence seemed to say, the power and wisdom that resided within her, the most powerful queen ever to lead Wonderland.   (source)
    coup = sudden overthrow of the government
  • The end, the official end, would come first in April 1978 with the communist coup d'etat, and then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew and marking the start of a still ongoing era of bloodletting.   (source)
    coup d'etat = the sudden overthrow of a government by use of limited force
  • In 2003, I warned of a "creeping coup" in Russia against the forces of democracy and market capitalism in Russia...   (source)
  • That was the sliver of justification underlying the attempted coup d'etat just before the Treaty of New Delhi, the so-called 'Revolt of the Scientists': let the intelligent elite run things and you'll have utopia.†   (source)
  • Farther south Stu used another date; his people planted idea that coup d'etat had been 5 May instead of two weeks later.†   (source)
  • We could deal with that many—with Mike's help—but it would mean deaths, not bloodless coup d'etat Prof had planned.†   (source)
  • It is not MY republic; if it were, I should have a COUP D'ETAT and seat you on the throne.†   (source)
  • And you ask me why I call it a coup d'etat?†   (source)
  • "What about the dinner?" he asked; "the grand event, the coup d'etat?"†   (source)
  • He effects a coup d'etat because he, God, has not been able to make both ends meet.†   (source)
  • Why do you call it the 'coup d'etat?'†   (source)
  • Some years ago, soon after the coup d'etat of December, I happened to be calling in Paris on an extremely influential personage in the Government, and I met a very interesting man in his house.†   (source)
  • At the time when all was matured for action, our readers may, perhaps, like to look behind the scenes, and see the final coup d'etat.†   (source)
  • Come to take part in our coup d'etat?†   (source)
  • The Government now gave way on all sides, and made a show of yielding to the demands of the people, though there was a widespread plot for effecting a coup d'etat set on foot between the leaders of the two socalled opposing parties in the parliamentary faction fight.†   (source)
  • M. de Vaublanc, the reformer of the Institute by a coup d'etat, the distinguished author of numerous academicians, ordinances, and batches of members, after having created them, could not succeed in becoming one himself.†   (source)
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coup as in:  a financial coup

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  • Signing him was a coup for our club.
  • It was a marketing coup.
    coup = a brilliant and notable success
  • The CERN logo had been the most brilliant coup of all.   (source)
    coup = brilliant and notable success
  • "Jeano, is it true that Mary McKendry is coming?" I asked our general manager eagerly.
    "Yes, a real coup," he replied, beaming.   (source)
  • But the coup the youngest daughter most wanted was to reconcile with her father in a big way.   (source)
    coup = notable achievement
  • That's a huge coup. Congratulations.   (source)
    coup = brilliant and notable success
  • Having him argue the Amistad case would be an incredible coup.   (source)
    coup = notable achievement
  • It's quite a coup for me to have an Italian intellectual, especially since, in the Viennese view, anyway, so few exist.   (source)
  • Then had come the coup-the most brilliant point of all.   (source)
    coup = brilliant and notable success
  • P.S. You made a mistake in the Wennerström coup.   (source)
    coup = notable achievement
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  • But the real coup was how Sofia had managed to have the husbands included this year.   (source)
  • All her life she had had to choose the cheapest option, and she was not yet used to the idea that she had more than three billion kronor, which she had stolen by means of an Internet coup combined with good old-fashioned fraud.   (source)
    coup = brilliant and notable success
  • It was a coup for the youngest daughter to have gathered the scattered family in the Midwest for a weekend.   (source)
    coup = notable achievement
  • Blomkvist had said a polite hello to the girl and rapidly discovered that she had only the vaguest interest in journalism beyond that she "wanted to be seen on TV" and that—Blomkvist suspected—at present it was quite a coup to work at Millennium.   (source)
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coup de grace as in:  delivered the coup de grace

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  • Her 3-point shot with 5 seconds left in the game was the coup de grace.
    coup de grace = final play of the game
  • "Ah," said Sofia with the sigh of one receiving the coup de grace, just as Martyn arrived with the Château d'Yquem.   (source)
    coup de grace = deathblow
  • Sure, that's the way it was, I thought, a short, concise verbal coup de grace, straight to the nape of the neck.   (source)
  • Her married daughter, Boo Boo, had intimated that it might have to be given a coup de grace with a blunt instrument before it was laid away in a wastebasket.   (source)
  • Unfortunately, I never did see wolves catch pike; but, having heard how they did it from Ootek, I tried it myself with considerable success, imitating the reported actions of the wolves in all respects, except that I used a short spear, instead of my teeth, with which to administer the coup de grace.   (source)
  • To this compact and shapely life story, which flashes out between Aias' first strike and the coup de grace, Homer adds an evocative simile: A poplar growing in bottom lands, in a great meadow, smooth-trunked', high up to its sheath of boughs, will fall before the chariot-builder's ax of shining iron—timber that he marked for warping into chariot tire rims— and, seasoning, it lies beside the river.   (source)
  • So much for Lawton's coup de grace theory.†   (source)
  • Ford leaped in with the coup de grace: "Into whatever it was the poem was about!" he yelled.†   (source)
  • Soon the LEP would have no option but to launch their bio-bomb, and that was when Artemis Fowl would unveil his coup de grace.†   (source)
  • And then the coup de grace.†   (source)
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  • The children had to be whisked out of the way so they would not see the horrendous spectacle of the gardener hosing the dogs down with freezing water until, many gallons and kicks and other indignities later, Barrabas became unstuck from his beloved, leaving her to die in the courtyard of the house, where Severo was obliged to finish her off with a coup de grace.†   (source)
  • "Well, it must be a very special form of cholera," he said, "because every single corpse has received the coup de grace through the back of the neck."†   (source)
  • Finally, the coup de grace: a jaunty "apple cap," a pinwheel of black leather with a tiny stem in the center.†   (source)
  • "Are you sitting?" he asked, as if he were about to deliver the coup de grace.†   (source)
  • The coup de grace is misunderstood in these times.†   (source)
  • He lifted Pig's head off the floor by cruelly grabbing a knot of Pig's hair and was about to land a punch that easily could have broken Pig's jaw He was about to land the final coup de grace when a slim, frantic figure sprinted across the ring and wrapped himself around Otto's neck and back.†   (source)
  • The coup de grace.†   (source)
  • He's got two pet theories: the gunshot-residue theory and the coup de grace theory.†   (source)
  • So, Williams did not deliver a coup de grace, said Burton.†   (source)
  • So the way it looks, Jim shot him once in the chest and then stepped around the desk and shot him twice more as he lay facedown on the floor, in a sort of coup de grace.†   (source)
  • Yet on two of these occasions someone realized that he and his presumptive male companion did not go to the bar but to a room, and the already tarnished reputation of Florentino Ariza received the coup de grace.†   (source)
  • I have heard him tell with his own lips how consciousness returned while they were still upon him examining their foul deed, and how he lay biting his heart lest they hear it and wipe out their failure with a coup-de-grace, as the French would say.†   (source)
  • She knew it was, because she had seen the white lumps in the mouths of the sweltering corpses, but she noted that none of them had the coup de grace in the back of the neck as they had at the time of the balloon.†   (source)
  • Epilogue — COUP DE GRACE   (source)
  • In order to add even greater poignancy to their memories, she had brought her copy of the portrait of them dressed as old-fashioned ladies, taken by the Belgian photographer on the afternoon that a young Juvenal Urbino had delivered the coup de grace to a willful Fermina Daza.†   (source)
  • "Aw, go—yourself," came the inevitable coup de grace from the smallest boy.†   (source)
  • Everybody was waiting for the coup de grace, like the people at a Roman amphitheatre or at a Spanish bull-fight, and everybody was sure that Lancelot would give it.†   (source)
  • If only it would get on towards the shooting, the boy thought: the shooting never failed to excite him, and he always waited anxiously for the coup de grace.†   (source)
  • He went down, and his own hunting companions, shouting encouragement at the dogs, arrived in time to deliver the coup de grace.†   (source)
  • The favourable light in which this new thought showed itself by contrast with his foregone intentions cheered Jude, as he sat there, shabby and lonely; and it may be said to have given, during the next few days, the coup de grace to his intellectual career—a career which had extended over the greater part of a dozen years.†   (source)
  • This dagger belongs to the sixteenth century; it is a poniard, such as gentlemen carried in their belts to give the coup DE GRACE.†   (source)
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  • Once a leg of fricasseed chicken — a daring coup.†   (source)
  • He'd been a high school teacher before the communists fired him-this was shortly after the coup of 1978, about a year and a half before the Soviets had invaded.†   (source)
  • This had been one of the coups that convinced the bishop the Teacher was truly capable of delivering the astonishing prize he claimed he could unearth.†   (source)
  • In two months, a military coup toppled Diem's South Vietnamese government; the next day, Diem and his brother, Nhu, were assassinated.†   (source)
  • "The coup has been smooth and virtually silent," said Lupin.†   (source)
  • You're talking about a coup.†   (source)
  • Koroma's English was as bad as the reason he gave for the coup.†   (source)
  • HERMIONE: Severus, I'm done with living off scraps, making failed attempts at coups.†   (source)
  • But the rebel techno team manages to override even the latter and, in a real coup, keeps control for almost the entire attack on Snow.†   (source)
  • Blondes, wars, famines, football, sex, music, coups d'etat—they all arrived on the same train.†   (source)
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  • Quite a coup for our profession, wouldn't you say, Doctor Cumulus?†   (source)
  • For an instant Kassad was sure that these were the coup de grdce missiles and he found himself grinning joylessly at the certainty of having only a few seconds to live.†   (source)
  • My biggest coup of all was when I talked my editors into sending me to the Bahamas so I could be on the forward edge of a brewing hurricane that was making its way toward South Florida.†   (source)
  • Making it through there unscathed is a lot like counting coup on a High Plains battlefield; simply having come that close to danger makes you more of a man.†   (source)
  • And we can't expect an army coup.†   (source)
  • Then he returned us to the subject of his little coup, expecting more of my gratitude.†   (source)
  • Of the coup, in August, I'm sure we'd understood nothing.†   (source)
  • Most of those big military coups, like the elimination of Saddam's sons and the capture of Saddam himself, were the result of military intel.†   (source)
  • Millet's big coup was the great Midway ball, held on the night of Wednesday, August 16.†   (source)
  • Edward, despite his absorption in the coup he was directing, stiffened furiously in response to their thoughts.†   (source)
  • It would be the intelligence coup of all time.†   (source)
  • But the Islamist regime that came to power in a 1989 coup had no intention of leaving the Nuba alone.†   (source)
  • If he had died before the coup, I suppose he would have received a national tribute.†   (source)
  • Napoleon had coup d'oeil.†   (source)
  • Bringing down Clausen would be Jeremy's biggest coup to date, and it served the guy right.†   (source)
  • A more than middling coup, Murray conceded.†   (source)
  • The raid was a coup for the state.†   (source)
  • When I get onto the street, my hands are quaking and my insides feel like they're staging a coup.†   (source)
  • "Coup" was a new word for me.†   (source)
  • A U.S.-backed coup has overthrown the Diem government.†   (source)
  • Sabina recalled how after the Communist coup all the castles in Bohemia were nationalized and turned into manual training centers, retirement homes, and also cow sheds.†   (source)
  • At the paper, Cindy's coup at the Hyatt had turned her into an instant celebrity.†   (source)
  • My father told a long story about some listener who'd stripped naked and run down Main Street for concert tickets, the station's latest coup.†   (source)
  • In a bloodless coup he had thrust beneath her visor.†   (source)
  • A bloody coup gave me a reason to come, and write of it.†   (source)
  • Rumors of coups abounded.†   (source)
  • The hero of the hour, Lieutenant Tarleton, wrote triumphantly to his mother, "This coup de main has put an end to the campaign."†   (source)
  • And in the bloodless military coup that ousted him, General Pervez Musharraf had been installed in his place.†   (source)
  • They groped for ways to handle what was quickly turning from a public relations coup to a public relations embarrassment.†   (source)
  • He was reported killed in an abortive coup.†   (source)
  • Normile had pulled off a coup in getting Seabiscuit to come down for the Agua Caliente Handicap, but now he faced another quandary.†   (source)
  • Though he didn't know quite what to make of the smile, the organization's president was too intelligent to press his luck when he was about to pull off a coup.†   (source)
  • A coup?†   (source)
  • Wouldn't that be a coup?†   (source)
  • "A coup," croaked his father sadly.†   (source)
  • That the U.S. will allow the Vietnamese generals to stage a coup ...and assassinate President Diem.†   (source)
  • This was the coup de grâce.†   (source)
  • He hated America and Americans, and the SRA had been dispatched within six months of the coup, but Francois remained, bitching and complaining behind the counter of the Seventy-eighth Street deli where he enjoyed dispensing insults and political absurdities.†   (source)
  • Correctly organized and properly timed it is a bloodless coup.†   (source)
  • A coup'le of questions, then we'll be on our way.†   (source)
  • But when the coup case was on he went down to Colombo to visit his old friends, Derek and Royce, in jail.†   (source)
  • Mr. Glass's perhaps most inspired coup as a decorator was manifest just behind and above the couch where young Franny Glass was now sleeping.†   (source)
  • The escort Massoud selected to accompany Natalie was a handsome university-educated Cairene named Ismail who had joined ISIS in frustration not long after the coup that drove the Muslim Brotherhood from power in Egypt.†   (source)
  • He sits under a tree, opens Angelo's letter, and learns at last of the coup and the death of Pasquale.†   (source)
  • What a glorious coup for the Reich!†   (source)
  • They talked for a while about the coup in Uganda, and about the tribal and religious differences there.†   (source)
  • When it suits them, they will stage a coup d'itat and bring the republic to heel.†   (source)
  • As a practical matter, having the officers is as great a coup as having the submarine.†   (source)
  • Why will Fortier let anyone even capable of a coup live long enough to conduct it?†   (source)
  • Attempted coups and killings were perpetrated by both sides.†   (source)
  • I suppose the more people he involved before the coup, the more likely he'd have been betrayed.†   (source)
  • The upper middle class and the economic right, who had favored the coup, were euphoric.†   (source)
  • There was no attempted coup; G-Two informants confirmed that.†   (source)
  • Richter, Bob, Cooper, or any of the other captives taken on the day of the coup.†   (source)
  • After a coup in 1973, a new Rwandan military government allowed Tutsis a small role in politics.†   (source)
  • On Jan. 7, before Aristide's inauguration, thugs seized the government in a short-lived coup.†   (source)
  • If the government was not informed, a coup has taken place.†   (source)
  • Soon, his own forces deserted him and he was ousted in a coup in early March.†   (source)
  • The coup story was a cover for an assassination that could tempt other professional killers.†   (source)
  • The Emperor feared a coup by these young officers.†   (source)
  • Ideologues of Tutsi rule attempted a coup to prevent the election.†   (source)
  • A month later, a small group of Tutsi soldiers attempted another coup, which also failed.†   (source)
  • Even before the coup, it was heresy to speak against His Majesty.†   (source)
  • Power changed hands, through coups, but its geography remained the same.†   (source)
  • But in the aftermath of the coup, in the light of Ghosh's arrest, the city looked different to me.†   (source)
  • BY THE NEXT EVENING, it was all over—the coup had failed.†   (source)
  • Maybe we should leave ....before the next coup.†   (source)
  • No one really believed that Ghosh was a party to the coup.†   (source)
  • Before the coup, I'd go for months without thinking of him.†   (source)
  • It occurred to him that Colonel Mebratu and his men must have been plotting some kind of a coup.†   (source)
  • Those who had fought to put down Mebratu's coup now wondered why they had opposed him.†   (source)
  • After the coup, you had to be ten times more careful.†   (source)
  • No wonder that the world is amazed at our coup!†   (source)
  • We judged traders by their coups, the contracts they landed, the agencies they picked up.†   (source)
  • Madaline was blowing on her nails in between drags and talking about Pattakos, Papadopoulos, and Makarezos, the three colonels who had staged a military coup—the Generals' Coup, as it was known then—earlier that year in Athens.†   (source)
  • A number of Mayday operatives are known to have infiltrated the Gileadean power structure at the highest levels, and the placement of one of their members as chauffeur to Waterford would certainly have been a coup; a double coup, as "Nick" must have been at the same time a member of the Eyes, as such chauffeurs and personal servants often were.†   (source)
  • Harry Potter died over twenty years ago as part of that failed coup on the school—he was one of those Dumbledore terrorists we bravely overthrew at the Battle of Hogwarts.†   (source)
  • He soon fell out with his former ally Anselme Masasu Nindaga as well, whom he suspected of plotting a coup.†   (source)
  • He was the one who told her in the summer of 1973, when Mariam was fourteen, that King Zahir Shah, who had ruled from Kabul for forty years, had been overthrown in a bloodless coup.†   (source)
  • He became depressed and paranoid and accused son John of orchestrating a "coup" to remove him from the firm.†   (source)
  • A coup, a coup d'etat.†   (source)
  • His half brother Sir Albert Margai succeeded him until 1967, when Siaka Stevens, the All People's Congress (APC) Party leader, won the election, which was followed by a military coup.†   (source)
  • Tell them how you felt about the coup, the president thrown out before the year was over, the rebels up in the mountains, the civil war, the landing of the marines.†   (source)
  • If you wore special glasses you could see them spinning through the sky among the bats and homing birds—blondes, wars, famines, football, food shows, coups d' etat, hairstyles stiff with hair spray.†   (source)
  • The station chief, Mr. Lawrence Devlin, was instructed to take as bold an action as he could keep secret: a coup would be all right.†   (source)
  • The palace coup stretches its tentacles, the King bides his time, guessing at the forces deployed against him; the High Priestess pockets her bribes.†   (source)
  • On September 10, they provided one million dollars in UN money for the purpose of buying loyalty, and the State Department completed its plans for a coup that would put Mobutu in charge of the entire army.†   (source)
  • He's supposed to wait until the courtier playing the Lord of the Underworld — who is, in fact, none other than the leader of the impending palace coup — has come, taken what he has paid for, and gone away again.†   (source)
  • This was her nickname for Laila, Revolutionary Girl, because she'd been born the night of the April coup of 1978-except Khala Rangmaal became angry if anyone in her class used the word coup.†   (source)
  • Eventually, they were lumped into a group of 135 people who were charged in the assassination of Laurent Kabila and the plotting of the supposed earlier coup attempt.†   (source)
  • She says there's talk now of an investigation, that the Congress may look into past wrongdoing in the Congo or "any possible link between the CIA, Lumumba's death, and the army coup that brought Mobutu to power."†   (source)
  • In February came the news from France of a coup on November 9-18 Brumaire, by the French revolutionary calendar.†   (source)
  • Des coups defer!†   (source)
  • The event was a showing of the legendary lost film of Sergei Eisen-stein, called Unterwelt, recently found in East Germany, meticulously restored and brought to New York under the aegis of the film society Miles belonged to, a remarkable coup for the group.†   (source)
  • In a far more frantic manner, President Diem and his brother sneaked out of the presidential palace during the coup, literally running for their lives.†   (source)
  • Authority Scrip dropped from 3-to-1 to 17-to-1 after coup and civil service people screamed, as Mike was still paying in Authority checks.†   (source)
  • They couldn't possibly know that the coup would be orchestrated by Carlos himself But he was powerless until he had the antivirus.†   (source)
  • Plainly, Adams feared a military coup by the second "Bonaparte," which goes far to explain what was soon to take place.†   (source)
  • He clearly believed that the United States had helped to foster the coup—for one thing, by having trained a high official of the junta at the U.S. Army's School of the Americas.†   (source)
  • In the military, brilliant generals are said to possess "coup d'oeil"—which, translated from the French, means "power of the glance": the ability to immediately see and make sense of the battlefield.†   (source)
  • The moment Carlos had the antivirus, he would take the necessary steps to protect him-self He d already told Fortier that Hunter had claimed a coup would come on the heels of the virus.†   (source)
  • The number of patients fell by half during those years, yet the clinic recorded an annual doubling of injuries from assaults—including four rapes committed by soldiers and attachés—a large increase in typhoid, and twenty-two times more cases of measles than the average before the coup.†   (source)
  • Up in Petionville, where the air smells better, people concede that they gave the army money, food and even new guns, at least partly financing the coup.†   (source)
  • When those busy scientists managed to break news of our coup, they had reported Warden as dead....whereas Mike had kept him alive and on job by impersonating him.†   (source)
  • The commander of the national guard ordered his men at the palace to leave because the police had just joined the coup.†   (source)
  • If a group from the military or police starts pursuing an independent foreign policy, a de facto coup has taken place in Sweden.†   (source)
  • In the military, brilliant generals are said to possess "coup d'oeil"—which, translated from the French, means "power of the glance": the ability to immediately see and make sense of the battlefield.†   (source)
  • Senator Hobart" Prof answered that he had suffered a stroke (a "coup" is a "stroke") and was no longer able to carry out his duties—but was in good health otherwise and receiving constant medical care.†   (source)
  • But by nine-thirty in the morning all the armed units in the country were under the command of officers sympathetic to the coup.†   (source)
  • Napoleon had coup d'oeil.†   (source)
  • army and helped to finance it right up until the time when it deposed Aristide; that the head of the junta's death squads, whose minions had murdered Chouchou, had been trained at Fort Benning's School of the Americas; that some of the junta's henchmen and officers in the Haitian army also worked for the cia; that while formally deploring the coup, Washington, with the help of a generally compliant mainstream American press, was busily denouncing Aristide, even manufacturing lies about him, and maintaining a leaky embargo that seemed calculated to preserve appearances but not to drive the junta out of power.†   (source)
  • The Terror The day of the coup the sun was shining, a rare event in the timid spring that was just dawning.†   (source)
  • Adam Selene talked over video, reminding that Authority was certain to try to regain its tyranny and we had only days to prepare; papers quoted him and published stories of their own—we had made special effort to recruit newsmen before coup.†   (source)
  • One chum who claimed to be a Party member (was not) spragged me in Raffles where we set up headquarters and wanted me to contract for fifty thousand buttons to be worn by pre-coup "Veterans of Revolution"—a "small" profit for him (I estimate 400 percent markup), easy dollars for me, a fine thing for everybody.†   (source)
  • Throughout these months, the senator had learned that not even his own record as a supporter of the coup was any guarantee against terror.†   (source)
  • We're not interested in a military coup, General," the head of Embassy intelligence replied in studied Spanish.†   (source)
  • She did not see Miguel again until two months after the coup, and she began to fear that he too was dead.†   (source)
  • The day after the coup, the lists of people who were supposed to present themselves to the authorities had been published and the name of Pedro Tercero Garcia was among them.†   (source)
  • If you people hadn't acted, the Communists would have staged a coup themselves, and right this minute all of us here plus another fifty thousand people would be dead.†   (source)
  • Thus the months went by, and it became clear to everyone, even Senator Trueba, that the military had seized power to keep it for themselves and not to hand the country over to the politicians of the right who had made the coup possible.†   (source)
  • The coup gave them a chance to put into practice what they had learned in their barracks: blind obedience, the use of arms, and other skills that soldiers can master once they silence the scruples of their hearts.†   (source)
  • A large part of the middle class rejoiced at the military coup, because to them it signaled a return to law and order, to the beauty of tradition, skirts for women and short hair for men, but they soon began to suffer from the impact of high prices and the lack of jobs.†   (source)
  • Word was that the army was still wavering, undecided about whether to support the coup leaders or remain loyal to the Emperor.†   (source)
  • On the way she told me that after the coup the political police had raided the hotel a couple of times, but that each time they dragged the couples out of bed and lined them up at gunpoint in the main drawing room, they had found a general or two, so the police had quickly stopped annoying her.†   (source)
  • The previous evening General Mebratu went to the Crown Prince's residence to tell him that others were plotting a coup against his father.†   (source)
  • She would also have liked to give him those she had been unable to steal, which had remained in the house, but a few days after the coup the civilian population had been ordered to surrender anything that could pass for arms, from scout knives to children's penknives.†   (source)
  • A month before the coup, I had a confrontation with Walid, who'd been teasing me over my name (such an easy target).†   (source)
  • The Emperor was far from a "bad guy," and the attempts of the coup leaders to make him one weren't convincing.†   (source)
  • He was the first to declare in public that only a military coup could halt the advance of Marxism because people who had anxiously waited fifty years to be in power would not relinquish it because there was a chicken shortage.†   (source)
  • to order, but things have gotten out of hand, they're going overboard now and no one can go along with the story about internal security and how you have to eliminate your ideological enemies, they're finishing off everyone, no one can go along with that, not even me, and I was the first to throw corn at the military cadets and to suggest the coup, before the others took it into their heads, and I was the first to applaud them, I was present for the Te Deum in the cathedral, and precisely because I was I can't accept that this sort of thing should happen in my country, that people disappear, that my granddaughter is dragged from my house by force and I'm powerless to stop them, things lik†   (source)
  • They hung him in a clearing in the Merkato, perhaps because it was in the Merkato that the student procession and the idea of the coup had found its most vocal support.†   (source)
  • Reports from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, indicate that a bloodless coup has taken place while Emperor Haile Selassie was away on a state visit to Liberia.†   (source)
  • I didn't know what to think about our General anymore; the man we knew and admired seemed unrelated to the notorious and now hunted rebel who led the failed coup.†   (source)
  • "I suppose we can assume the army and air force decided not to join the coup," Ghosh said, looking to see if this understatement got a response from Hema.†   (source)
  • We heard that there were rumblings of discontent among the junior army officers who felt their generals erred in not joining the coup; there must have been some truth to that, because that day the Emperor authorized a pay raise for all army officers.†   (source)
  • The third act takes place in the court of Faggio, and is spent murdering Pasquale, as the culmination of a coup stirred up by Ercole's agents.†   (source)
  • We has learned about the coup in Faggio, the possibility that Niccolo may be alive somewhere after all.†   (source)
  • He pulled off a coup.†   (source)
  • The message to Gennaro completed and sealed, Niccolo tucks it in his doublet and takes off for Faggio, still unaware, as is F.rcole, of the coup and his own impending restoration as rightful Duke of Faggio.†   (source)
  • In spite of the wars and coups they were hearing about, Africa was still to them the new continent, and they behaved as though Indar felt like them, was almost one of them.†   (source)
  • It is a successful coup de main.†   (source)
  • he still did not really believe that Bon was that kind of a fool, though he was about to alter his opinion somewhat about the dullness, or at least the backwardness; —the lawyer watching him and saying, smooth and oily, since it would be no secret now, who would know now that Bon knew all he would ever know or would need to know to make the coup: 'Do you know that you are a very fortunate young man?†   (source)
  • Madeline's delay, they averred, had been only a clever coup to give a final effect.†   (source)
  • Perhaps his vanity had been hurt that there was no coup de grâce to administer.†   (source)
  • Then shall we make our final coup, and hunt the wretch to his real death.†   (source)
  • It would only irritate her and drive her to some coup de tete.†   (source)
  • Vieux bon peuple, a coups de bequilles, Cassons ce Louvre ou s'etala La monarchie en falbala.†   (source)
  • The incubation of insurrections gives the retort to the premeditation of coups d'etat.†   (source)
  • The dark street lightened, the dwellings of the rich loomed up around them, he stopped his coup_ in front of the great white bulk of the Mortimer Joneses house, somnolent, gorgeous, drenched with the splendor of the damp moonlight.†   (source)
  • A week later Babbitt learned, through Henry Thompson, that the officials of the Street Traction Company were planning another real-estate coup, and that Sanders, Torrey and Wing, not the Babbitt-Thompson Company, were to handle it for them.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately, though they have given me cognisance of certain names ...certain movements ...enough, I think, to thwart their projected COUP for the moment, it would only be for the moment, and still leaves me in ignorance of the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel.†   (source)
  • —and then re-create the unity of his own party by destroying the outsiders softly but permanently with an ironic coup de grâce.†   (source)
  • The coup de theatre had not come off.†   (source)
  • When Mabel, quitting the convenient, but comparatively retired hut where her father had been permitted to place her, issued into the pure air of the morning, she found herself at the foot of a bastion, which lay invitingly before her, with a promise of giving a coup d'oeil of all that had been concealed in the darkness of the preceding night.†   (source)
  • It was in the town-hall, after a council meeting, that he first became aware of Farfrae's coup for establishing himself independently in the town; and his voice might have been heard as far as the town-pump expressing his feelings to his fellow councilmen.†   (source)
  • "Come and give me good luck," she said, still in a foreign accent, quite different from that frank and perfectly English "Thank you," with which she had saluted Georgy's coup in her favour.†   (source)
  • Although his weaknesses were not specially those akin to physical fear, the species of coup-de-Jarnac from one he knew too well troubled the mind of Wildeve.†   (source)
  • The coup d'oeil of the Brussels opera-house did not strike Mrs. O'Dowd as being so fine as the theatre in Fishamble Street, Dublin, nor was French music at all equal, in her opinion, to the melodies of her native country.†   (source)
  • The exasperations of this crowd which suffers and bleeds, its violences contrary to all sense, directed against the principles which are its life, its masterful deeds against the right, are its popular coups d'etat and should be repressed.†   (source)
  • Uncle Hal's business coup took longer than anticipated.†   (source)
  • Different ways of bringing off a coup.†   (source)
  • for the system in and around Dublin and its picturesque environs even, Poulaphouca to which there was a steamtram, but also farther away from the madding crowd in Wicklow, rightly termed the garden of Ireland, an ideal neighbourhood for elderly wheelmen so long as it didn't come down, and in the wilds of Donegal where if report spoke true the coup d'oeil was exceedingly grand though the lastnamed locality was not easily getatable so that the influx of visitors was not as yet all that it might be considering the signal benefits to be derived from it while Howth with its historic associations and otherwise, Silken Thomas, Grace O'Malley, George IV, rhododendrons several hundred feet abov†   (source)
  • Brother, I know I'm not the wisest one Nor the most learned man in Christendom But in moral matters my greatest coup Is to differentiate false from true.†   (source)
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