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Napoleon Bonaparte

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Definition French general and emperor who ruled (through conquest) most of continental Europe for a brief time (1769-1821)
  • Napoleon and Hitler were both defeated by the Russian winter.
  • Napoleon felt no more real to me than Jean Valjean.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • Napoleon = French general and emperor who conquered most of continental Europe for a brief time early in the 19th century
  • Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • Napoleon = French general and emperor who conquered most of continental Europe for a brief time early in the 19th century
  • Military men wondered aloud what more Napoleon might have accomplished if he'd had the man in his ranks.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Napoleon = French general and emperor who conquered most of continental Europe for a brief time early in the 19th century
  • The men referred to him by a host of nicknames, including the Animal, the Big Flag, Little Napoleon, and, most often, the Bird, a name chosen because it carried no negative connotation that could get the POWs beaten.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Napoleon = French general and emperor who conquered most of continental Europe for a brief time early in the 19th century
  • In the way of literary talk, it is true, the Naval Officer—an excellent fellow, who came into the office with me, and went out only a little later—would often engage me in a discussion about one or the other of his favourite topics, Napoleon or Shakespeare.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Napoleon = French general and emperor who conquered most of continental Europe for a brief time early in the 19th century
  • NAPOLEON, MOSCOW, OCTOBER 30, 1812
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • NAPOLEON CHAPTER XIV.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But he liked to rib me about where I was in the book, in a war part or in a peace part, and if there was anything in there about Napoleon's days as a hip-hop dancer.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • ] [Footnote 273: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), Emperor of France, one of the greatest military geniuses the world has ever seen.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Washington's death had seemed to mark the close of one era; thearrival of Napoleon Bonaparte ushered in another.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • At lunchtime in the large gray concrete playground, he would stand in the center of a crowd of big boys and ask, "Who was Napoleon Bonaparte?"
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He knew that Napoleon Bonaparte wanted to rule the world.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • You talk as if you thought you was Napoleon Bonaparte.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • NAPOLEON Bonaparte's adjutant rode full gallop with this menacing letter to Murat.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Institute had the academician, Napoleon Bonaparte, stricken from its list of members.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Napoleon Bonaparte.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The selfishness of the late Napoleon Bonaparte occasioned innumerable wars in Europe and caused him to perish, himself, in a miserable island—that of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He had told me stories about the catacombs and about Napoleon Bonaparte, and he had explained to me the meaning of the different ceremonies of the Mass and of the different vestments worn by the priest.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • They didn't always agree with his political opinions—Roosevelt was the faultless descendant of Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Abraham Lincoln—but they felt he had a fine head and would have gone far in politics.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel

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