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  • n. Alternative form of sans-culotte.


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  • I am one of the dispossessed, a sansculotte, a proletarian, or, in simpler phraseology addressed to your understanding, a tramp. '

    Local Color

  • Some looked more like courtiers than republicans, while others affected the style of the sansculotte.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • The editor, named Spargo, was impressed after reading Clay-Randolph's maiden effort, especially coming from a man who said he was "one of the dispossessed, a sansculotte, a proletarian ... a tramp."

    “And must I. . .who am weary, travel always your trail until I die?”

  • In the hope of landing a fat consultancy contract with a confused minister or with a terror-stricken central banker, with a quadriplegic stock exchange or with a dying industry lobby, with sansculotte trade unions or with gullible Western NGOs - they gypsy around, living off tattered suitcases in shabby hotels, yearning to strike gold in the next station of their mendicant's journey.

    The Expat Experts

  • [15] Charles Hobday, ‘Two sansculotte poets: John Freeth and Joseph Mather’, in John Lucas, ed. Writing and Radicalism, Harlow: Longman, 1996, p. 62.

    George Garrett and the USA

  • ‘Two sansculotte poets: John Freeth and Joseph Mather’, in Lucas, John, ed. Writing and Radicalism, Harlow: Longman, 1996, pp. 61-83.

    George Garrett and the USA

  • Their influence in government would be infinitely more wholesome than the influence of the white sansculotte, the riff-raff, the idlers, the rowdies, and the outlaws.

    History of Negro Soldiers in the Spanish-American War, and Other Items of Interest

  • Verman roared with delight, appearing to be wholly unconscious that the lids of his right eye were swollen shut and that his attire, not too finical before the struggle, now entitled him to unquestioned rank as a sansculotte.


  • "But he looks like a sansculotte, madame," the staunch fellow warned her.


  • Thoreau was an American sansculotte, a believer in the natural man; Ripley was mainly a socialist; Margaret Fuller was one of the earliest leaders in woman's rights; Alcott was a Neo-Platonist, a vegetarian, and a non-resistant; while Emerson sympathized largely with Thoreau, and from his poetic exaltation of Nature was looked upon as a pantheist by those who were not accustomed to nice discriminations.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne


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  • Even though I know the sans-culottes actually wore pants, I do love the mental image of a bunch of het-up parisians milling around in their skivvies.

    May 23, 2008

  • Strong republican; democrat or violent revolutionary. (from Phrontistery)

    May 23, 2008