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Genevan \Ge*ne"van\, a. Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevese.


Genevan \Ge*ne"van\, n.

  1. A native or inhabitant of Geneva.

  2. A supported of Genevanism.

Usage examples of "genevan".

In the year 1759 a Genevan named Bolome had persuaded me to sell her jewels to the extent of six thousand francs, and she had paid me in bills drawn by her and her two sisters on this Bolome, but they were then known as Anspergher.

This is a most effectual way of treating a delicate Genevan timepiece.

The Genevan became bankrupt before the bills were due, and the three sisters disappeared.

Ed Piazza simply substituted working through the Genevan fellow Leopold Cavriani instead.

Romish or Genevan, not a violent partisan of republicanism in church or state, and not familiar enough with American thought to suspect the use that might be made in the United States of such an incident as I am now to repeat.

And Jacques Necker, the Genevan Director-General of Finance, determined to finance the American war overwhelmingly by loans rather than taxes.

Lafayette along to help enter-tain two foreign visitors, a young Englishman, Samuel Romilly, and a Genevan, Etienne Dumont.

His latest Genevan scriptwriter-collaborator, Solomon Reybaz, was proving to be inspired, and Mirabeau was full of grand projects, none more important than an ambitious law on national education he had prepared with Talleyrand.

Similarly his colleague and friend Etienne Claviere had been prominent among the Genevan democrats whose uprising against the patricians of that republic had been suppressed by Vergennes in 1782.

In judging the Genevan theocracy it is important to remember that everywhere, in the sixteenth century, punishments were heavier than they are now, and the regulation of private life minuter.

They found fault with all that had been retained in the Prayer Book for which there was no direct warrant in Scripture, and many of them began to use, in secret conventicles, the Genevan instead of the English liturgy.

The Genevan was clearly unimpressed by the fact that he was addressing a member of the higher nobility of the Holy Roman Empire.

We do not have the Romish trappings in chapel but neither are we as plain as the Genevans or their fellows across the river as Sidney Sussex might wish.

But to a Genevan magistrate, whose mind was occupied by far other ideas than those of devotion and heroism, this elevation of mind had much the appearance of madness.