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The victorious group in the Convention, now known as the Thermidorians, was compounded of elements from them both, and claimed to represent the whole of France as the wretched factions who had so long controlled the government had never done.
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Vol. I. (of IV.) William Milligan Sloane 1889
The Thermidorians were the growing party, and victory naturally fell to them.
History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 Francois-Auguste Mignet 1840
The Thermidorians, who guillotined Robespierre, loved and admired Rousseau.
Virtue & Terror O'Brien, Conor Cruise 1985
These parties are known in history as the Thermidorians and the Jacobins.
After their fury had subsided, and their enemies were destroyed or subdued, the Thermidorians, or the convention, proceeded to form a new constitution, widely differing from the institutions of 1793.
The Thermidorians adhered with pure zeal to the republic, and regarded it as a duty to sacrifice all other interests to those of liberty; while the Jacobins sought only their own interests and paramount influence.
Thermidorians saw that it was necessary to rouse themselves into action.
In its latest attempts at resistance to the out-and-out Thermidorians, the Stalin faction is living on the chips and fragments of the ideas of the opposition.
My Life Trotsky, Leon 1930
Thermidor, whatever may have been the original intentions of the Thermidorians, whether vile, cowardly, or misguided, was, in its hidden causes as in its apparent effects, the triumph of Business over democratic idealism.
All of them, moreover -- Girondists, the Men of the Mountain, the Thermidorians, &c. -- were alike animated by the same spirit.