cri de coeur

noun
\ ˌkrē-də-ˈkər How to pronounce cri de coeur (audio) \
plural cris de coeur\ ˌkrē-​də-​ˈkər How to pronounce cris de coeur (audio) \

Definition of cri de coeur

: a passionate outcry (as of appeal or protest)

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Jimmy exits Season 4 in a jubilant mood after persuading the legal review board to reinstate his license to practice law with what appears to be a genuine cri de coeur invoking his late brother’s memory. Hugh Hart, chicagotribune.com, "For Bob Odenkirk, Saul Goodman’s reptilian brain is to blame for character’s bad behavior," 23 Aug. 2019 Jimmy exits Season 4 in a jubilant mood after persuading the legal review board to reinstate his license to practice law with what appears to be a genuine cri de coeur invoking his late brother’s memory. Hugh Hart, Los Angeles Times, "For Bob Odenkirk, the ‘Better Call Saul’ flash-forwards don’t inspire much hope," 21 Aug. 2019 There’s little difference between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s progressive cri de coeur and the campaign platforms of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other Democratic presidential wannabes. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Democrats Contend With the ‘Anger Translator’," 8 Jan. 2019 Better keep that cri de coeur to yourself, Charlton Pettus warns in EXIT STRATEGY (Hanover Square, $26.99), or somebody could whisk you off to a new life that might not be entirely to your liking. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "Dangerous Disappearing Acts, With Killers in Pursuit," 8 June 2018 Director Lorna Tucker’s documentary Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist, which opens today in Los Angeles after its recent New York unveiling (the film will soon be rolled out nationally), began as a love letter and ended up being a cri de coeur. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "A New Documentary Shines a Light on Vivienne Westwood’s Triumphs—And, More Interestingly, Her Struggles," 15 June 2018 And those journalists deserve to be heralded — just not in this holier-than-thou cinematic cri de coeur. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "Liberal outrage in Rob Reiner's 'Shock and Awe'," 12 July 2018 But realizing the play’s own kind of mortality—its slow shift from urgent cri de coeur to period piece mined for pertinence—bathes it in a loving new light, one that Elliott teases out gracefully in this production’s finest scenes. Richard Lawson, Vanities, "Review: Angels in America Returns to Broadway in All Its Triumph and Tragedy," 26 Mar. 2018 Today, Season is his cri de coeur about how his plea has gone unheeded. Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Season of the Devil' ('Ang Panahon ng Halimaw'): Film Review | Berlin 2018," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cri de coeur

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cri de coeur

French, literally, cry from the heart

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