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Use "ci-devant" in a sentence
"Peculiar things have been happening to the thread dedicated to the ci-devant Attorney General, which was opened yesterday, was inaccessible for most of today, reappeared and has now vanished for good."
"J'ignore également si quelqu'un de ceux dont j'ai fait mention ci-devant, auroit composé quelque autre ouvrage sur le même sujet."
"Politically, he protected the ci-devant nobles, and prevented, to the extent of his power, the sale of the lands and property of the emigres; commercially, he furnished the Republican armies with two or three thousand puncheons of white wine, and took his pay in splendid fields belonging to a community of women whose lands had been reserved for the last lot."