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j'ac·cuse

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  1. J'accuse

    "J'accuse" was an open letter published on 13 January 1898 in the newspaper L'Aurore by the influential writer Émile Zola. In the letter, Zola addressed President of France Félix Faure, and accused the government of anti-Semitism and the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus, a French Army General Staff officer sentenced to penal servitude for life for espionage. Zola pointed out judicial errors and lack of serious evidence. The letter was printed on the front page of the newspaper, and caused a stir in France and abroad. Zola was prosecuted and found guilty of libel on 23 February 1898. To avoid imprisonment, he fled to England, returning home in June 1899. Other pamphlets proclaiming Dreyfus's innocence include Bernard Lazare's A Miscarriage of Justice: The Truth about the Dreyfus Affair. As a result of the popularity of the letter, even in the English-speaking world, J'accuse! has become a common generic expression of outrage and accusation against someone powerful.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of j'accuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of j'accuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yevgeny Strugov:

    They were trying to accuse me of forging my ticket.

  2. Mother Teresa:

    If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.

  3. Po Bronson:

    As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things.

  4. Denis Diderot:

    It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.

  5. Mark Kirk:

    For Tom Cotton, a decorated military officer, to accuse him of treason is way over the top.

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