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Antonyms for coup

cock up, muddle, loss, fiasco, debacle, bust, nonachievement, shambles, failure, catastrophe, disaster, mess, botch, bummer, fizzle, setback, flop, disappointment, dud, letdown, washout.

Quotes of coup

  1. In two years there were 22 military coups d'etat essentially in Africa and the third world The coup d'etat of Algiers in 1965 is what opened the path – Ahmed Ben Bella
  2. There is a frustration too that at moments when there's not a coup when there are not people in the streets that the country disappears from people's consciousness – Edwidge Danticat
  3. It's a coup by the GOP to grab the governorship to California to make this place a safe haven for George W Bush in 2004 It's incredible when you think about it The recall cost the state $100 million – Al Jardine
  4. I never staged a coup They picked me up Like I say they forced me to become premier maybe hoping that by that way they send me to the electric chair – Nguyen Cao Ky
  5. I was the deputy Chairman of the Democratic Union of the Pacific and we started at 8 I think and I was called to the telephone and to be told there's a coup the government has been overthrown it was round about 9 10 when the Parliament sat they had done then – Kamisese Mara
  6. The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup – Orhan Pamuk
  7. To finish a work To finish a picture What nonsense To finish it means to be through with it to kill it to rid it of its soul to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture – Pablo Picasso
  8. The period that I could consider the most important in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution and in a certain way developed as a consequence of the Revolution But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975 – Jose Saramago
  9. A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale – Jalal Talabani
  10. This is a coup for commissioner Bud Selig I'm surprised it's as good as it is – Fay Vincent
  11. The film even when we were making it in that budget range which was really a coup we got it made because we pitched it to the studio head Joe Roth – Alex Winter
  12. The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup But as a believer in the First Amendment I believe they have more than a right to air their views – Bob Woodward

Usage examples for coup

  1. “ I was thinking what a fine coup de maitre it would be for his Highness to gather in all these pretty slips of parchment given under the hand of Leopold – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  2. Notwithstanding these fine buildings one or more of which are to be found in all the principal streets the coup d'oeil is every where the same – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  3. Could he have been passing here at the time I dropped the coin and deliberately planned a sort of coup de theatre – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  4. “ Lannes having vainly attempted to force the place by a coup de main a panic arose and this spreading to the rear orders were given for stopping the descent of the artillery – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  5. It was a coup aimed at the head of Herr Brazovics ” – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  6. He had then to part with some of his lands at a great sacrifice but he retained Montpelier and continued to reside there though in reduced circumstances until his death in 1836 At about the same time Jefferson received what he called his coup de grace – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  7. “ I only want to assure you that I'm not brooding over any coup of revenge against Caspian ” – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  8. It gave him a fine sense of the ferocity which he had read of the French troops putting on toward the populace just before the coup d'etat he began to feel like the populace but he struggled with himself and regained his character of philosophical observer – A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth by William Dean Howells
  9. They knew that the Kiowa claimed a coup for some daring feat which he had performed in the fight with the Cheyennes and was about to tell his tribesmen of his valor – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  10. The coup de grace is administered with a big knife – The Story of Seville by Walter M. Gallichan
  11. But in his life he had lost and won great sums at a coup and learned to do the one and the other with the same smile it was the point of pride the form of his time and class – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  12. And I found out later that he and the others had actually given to me the credit of this coup – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Walking to the Courier's business office he secured his money accepting with an odd indifference the congratulations of some fellow employes there upon his brilliant coup – The Lash by Olin L. Lyman
  14. There was little that was obscure or inexplicable in the coup it was an amazing display of force majeure an act of stark audacity – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  15. She held her coup in reserve however knowing her resource and sat as it were with her finger on the spring determined to carry through coolly what she had begun – A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life. by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  16. The smugglers evidently had obtained possession of a sub chaser and wearing U S naval uniforms had carried out a bold coup d'etat although for what purpose could not be seen at the time – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge
  17. Something must be said or done to bring her to her knees and believing that she loved and dearly loved the man in question he prepared his final coup – A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike by Charles King
  18. Simply a theatrical coup – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  19. You say that still after the way she took your grand coup – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  20. After a moment she replied her hands full of forced narcissuses Well that would be a coup for him – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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