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synonyms for cause-célèbre

  • bone of contention
  • celebrated case
  • controversy
  • debate
  • grist for the gossip mill
  • hot potato
  • moot point
  • political football
  • scandal
  • war of words
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How to use cause-célèbre in a sentence

The prosecutors’ decision not to press for a longer sentence came after a surge of public support for Bacot, whose case has become a genuine cause célèbre.
WOMAN WHO SHOT DEAD HER ABUSIVE STEPFATHER-TURNED-HUSBAND TO BE FREED AFTER GLOBAL OUTCRYPHILIPPE NAUGHTONJUNE 25, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Without any known cause of offence, a tacit acknowledgement of mutual dislike was shewn by Louis and de Patinos.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
If we are to have a real education along lines of expression we must begin with the "content," or cause, of expression.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
Rapidity of action and a self-confidence which on the battlefield never felt itself beaten were the cause of Murat's success.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
If I am proof against my own heart, in so dear a cause, shall I not be proof against the poor allurements of vanity and sense?
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
She stopped, and turned to face him, an incredible shyness seeming to cause her to avoid his gaze.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The fact that her fortune was vaguely threatened did not cause her anxiety: she scarcely realized it.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Noble ambition—worthy of a less ignoble cause—a better fate!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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