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He was shot at the same time as Silvere by Rengade, the gendarme.

I was there when the gendarme blew his brains out with a pistol.

The gendarme understood that the man was surrendered to him.

With that terrible laugh of his, he was wont to remark that he was 'God's gendarme.'

I will show you the pig of a Newfoundlander who half killed a gendarme.

He sat crouched in a corner, like a thief in the presence of a gendarme.

The widow of the gendarme officer had compassion on his embarrassment.

Before marriage, an agente provocateuse; after marriage, a gendarme.

The gendarme who had brought Guillergues in threw himself into his arms.

A man and a woman with two children approached the gendarme deprecatingly.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "mounted trooper," from French contraction (14c.) of gens d'armes "men at arms," later applied to military police (1796 in English). Gens is plural of gent "nation, people," from Latin gentem (nominative gens) "race, nation, people" (see genus). Related: Gendarmerie. French also had gens de (la) robe "lawyers," sometimes borrowed in English.

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