coup de grâce
or coup de grace noun (plural coups de grâce or coups de grace) Etymology: French coup de grâce, literally, stroke of mercy Date: 1699 1. a deathblow or death shot administered to end the suffering of one mortally wounded 2. a decisive finishing blow, act, or event

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  • Coup de grace — Coup Coup (k[=oo]), n. [F., fr.L. colaphus a cuff, Gr. ko lafos.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • coup de grace — noun see coup de grâce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Coup de Grace (album) — Coup de Grace Album par The Stranglers Genre rock Critique Allmusic lien …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coup de grace (album) — Coup de Grace est un album des Stranglers sorti en 1998. Pistes God is Good You Don t Think That What You ve Done is Wrong Tonight Jump Over My Shadow Miss You Coup de Grace (S O S) In the End No Reason Known Only unto God The Light …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Coup de Grace (Orange Goblin album) — Coup de Grace Studio album by Orange Goblin Released June 25, 2002 …   Wikipedia

  • Coup de Grace (Mink DeVille album) — Infobox Album Name = Coup de Grace Type = studio Artist = Willy DeVille Mink DeVille Released = October, 1981 Recorded = Genre = Rock, Soul, Doo wop Length = 33:59 Label = Atlantic Producer = Jack Nitzsche, Willy DeVille Reviews = * Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

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