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  • n. A person who lives in a commune


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  • His studies were cut short by the traumatic events of the Franco-Prussian War and its aftermath, and he was one of the thousands of communard refugees who fled to London in 1871.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Babette, master chef and communard, has been taken in by two pious Scandinavian spinsters after being forced to leave France because of her radical political activity.

    Moral Fiction

  • He is a nobleman of ancient lineage, and at the same time a Parisian communard.

    A Raw Youth

  • Inside each of us, the noble wild sow struggles with the communard.

    Hard to be a god

  • But neither was he a communard, a comrade any longer.

    Hard to be a god

  • And while everyone around cheers for the sow, the communard is all alone.

    Hard to be a god

  • One communard added that fighting was not the only possible strategy with the jocks; they could also be talked to, perhaps even persuaded because, unlike the cops, "they're like us"; I thought this a shrewd point.

    An Exchange on Columbia

  • Manet they could stand, even Claude Monet; but Cézanne -- communard and anarchist he must be (so said the wise ones in official circles), for he was such a villainous painter!

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • Called a _communard_ in 1874, Cézanne was saluted with the title of anarchist in 1904, when his vogue had begun; these titles being a species of official nomenclature for all rebels.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • The communard, Tanguy, must have liked the way he blended, unforegrounded, yet retained



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