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Today's word: j'accuse
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.

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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

Examples of j'accuse in a Sentence

  1. Andreas Gal:

    When I was denied the right to an attorney, I was wondering,' Do they have the right to do this ? To accuse me of a crime and deny me of an attorney ?' i've left the US probably a hundred times for work. I have no idea what caused me to be pulled over. I have traveled all my life and have never been asked more than,' What's your name ?' ' Where are you coming from ?'.

  2. Michael Kelly:

    And I keep thinking to myself: Wow, if Beau Willimon and the writing staff had a character like Donald Trump on our show -- if we had put a character out there, not named him Donald Trump, and that was someone who was legitimately running for office on our show, I think people would accuse us of jumping the shark.

  3. Houlin Zhao:

    I would encourage Huawei to be given equal opportunities to bid for business, and during the operational process, if you find anything wrong, then you can charge them and accuse them, but if we don't have anything then to put them on the blacklist – I think this is not fair.

  4. Roger Gannam:

    If there's any attempt here to accuse Ms. Davis of wrongdoing or insinuate that she's somehow doing something wrong, we would completely disagree with that.

  5. Antoni Macierewicz:

    I don't want to rule on whether ... political enemies of the current Russian authorities, who accuse (them) of reaching the highest positions by using armed terror against their own population, are right - perhaps it's not true, but there is no doubt that the (Russian) attack on Georgia was one that was first preceded by internal sabotage, inside of Georgia. There's no doubt that what happened over Smolensk was aimed at depriving Poland of the leadership who led our nation towards independence.

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