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Definition of Coup

  • A sudden stroke delivered with promptness and force; -- used also in various ways to convey the idea of an unexpected, clever, and successful tactic or stratagem.
  • A single roll of the wheel at roulette, or a deal at rouge et noir.
  • Among some tribes of North American Indians especially of the Great Plains, the act of striking or touching an enemy in warfare with the hand or at close quarters, as with a short stick, in such a manner as by custom to entitle the doer to count the deed an act of bravery; hence, any of various other deeds recognized by custom as acts of bravery or honor.
  • To make a coup.
  • a brilliant and notable success
  • a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

How to use coup in a sentence. Coup pronunciation.

In three hours more would have fallen the coup.
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She intended these words as a _coup de grace_.
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Nous devons noter en passant que, depuis 1053, la séparation de la chrétienté en deux Églises rivales, ce que les Occidentaux appellent le Schisme d'Orient, porta un coup fatal au développement de l'élément latin dans les régions où triompha l'orthodoxisme.
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En réservant l'heure à laquelle se produira cette dernière transformation de l'Orient européen, et pour mieux établir le régime qu'il conviendrait d'appliquer dans l'avenir à Constantinople, après le départ des Turcs, il serait utile de jeter un coup d'œil en arrière et de rappeler le rôle que cette capitale a joué jusqu'ici dans l'histoire, au point de vue des races.
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The oily Ram Lal, a veteran observer of many an intrigue, scented a budding rose of romance in the Major's adroit coup, and the arrival of the only lady whom Alan Hawke had ever socially fathered in Delhi.
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But stern old Hugh Johnstone, at Calcutta, laughed as he thought of his own secret coup de main.
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On his way over to Folkestone, Major Alan Hawke mused over his great coup, as he lay at ease, wrapped up in a traveling rug, and now resplendent in a fur-trimmed top coat, befrogged and laced, which indicated the officer en retraite.
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The warring journals who wrangled over the rich young visitor's "stern retirement" from all public intrusion referred to the political coup de main to be looked for in "the near future.
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Love's coup de main! Nadine Johnstone never turned her head toward the dark martello tower, for a woman's arms were now clasped around her, and loving lips pressed her own.
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And, as the reader shares, according to his intelligence, the haughty _coup d'oeil_ of this genius, and shares it with delight, I recommend to all governors, English, French, Austrian, and other, to double their guards, and look carefully to the censorship of the press.
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The defenceless condition of that city was known to the British General, whose object was to take it by 'coup de main'.
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His only hope had been in a 'coup de main'.
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The American plan of operations, of which this 'coup de main' constituted a particular of some importance, had for its object to keep Cornwallis from Virginia-to detain him in South Carolina until an army of sufficient strength could be collected for his overthrow.
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The chief coup, which was to destroy the Stacey store into the bargain, miscarried.
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What more natural than to complete the conspiracy by carrying out the coup and at the same time get rid of the dangerous enemy of the conspirators?
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But that is only part of the coup, the part that will give us the money to turn the much larger coups we have in the future.
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She must know nothing of this coup nor of the real de Nevers, or the whole scheme may fall through.
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As for Craig he merely glanced at the insensible figure between us and remarked sententiously that to his knowledge there was only one nation that made a practice of carrying out its diplomatic and other coups in the hot weather, a remark which I understood to mean that our mission was more than commonly important.
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Devant les comptoirs, dés groupes s'offraient des tournées, s'oubliaient là, debout, emplissant les salles, crachant, toussant, s'éclaircissant la gorgé à coups de petits verres.
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Je croyais qu'on t'avait donné un mauvais coup...
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Examples of Coup

Example #1
But from this man's words he knew that the stroke was now with the Prince Pasha.
Example #2
Mechanically he drew out his watch and looked at it.
Example #3
There was little mercy in them, for they left him living; he still lived-in a way.
Example #4
There was nothing like this in any of her other letters.
Example #5
Il faut donc s'étonner, non pas qu'il y ait des Roumains hellénisants, encore en grand nombre, mais qu'il y ait des Roumains roumanisants.
Example #6
Ces derniers ramèneront fatalement les premiers.