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Joan of Arc
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Definition French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions to organize French resistance to the English; captured by the English, tried for heresy, and burned at the stake when she was 19 years old (1412-1431)
  • Joan of Arc was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920.
  • I shall go as Joan of Arc.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Sing a Joan of Arc and a flor da lee sing a mademoiselle from Armentieres.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • You do not expect me, dear father, to play Joan of Arc, and to lead the men to battle?
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • I mean the person who loves Joan of Arc and the salesgirls in dress shops on Broadway—with an equal fervor.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I am going because.... well, because everyone is going: and besides—I am not Joan of Arc or an Amazon.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And how about Joan of Arc?
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • Aren't you getting to be the Joan of Arc around here!
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Last person I knew to have a pure silver aura was the woman you know as Joan of Arc.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • I never have cared for that Joan of Arc business or whatever they call it.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Marriage and childbirth strengthen the swordswoman, who is not a maid like Joan of Arc.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • They even attacked holy people, like their Joan of Arc.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • Carol, you stop admiring yourself as the Joan of Arc of the hired girls, or I'll spank you.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Claire had her nose in a book constantly, and recently, her Joan of Arc fascination had bloomed into all things martyred.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Still masked by the eastward houses, the sun was warming up Joan of Arc's helmet only, and it made a solitary patch of brightness in the Cathedral square.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • In Malalai we Pashtuns have our very own Joan of Arc.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Between the books stood stern busts of notable humans, Greeks and Romans, Jefferson and Joan of Arc and MLK.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • They had a song about Joan of Arc that they used to sing at me but that was just mean—it would just make me cry, for there was nothing the matter with my head then.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Josie's drawing of the plaster-cast of Joan of Arc, which it had taken her all summer to do for her mother, had rolled itself tightly up on the desk like a diploma.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Like Joan of Arc.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment

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