France


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  • noun

Synonyms for France

a republic in western Europe

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French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)

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Mother would like to call them Jane and Frances and give up their middle names, but she says it wouldn't be fair to father.
It is likely enough that, rooted in the woods of France and Norway, there were growing trees, when that sufferer was put to death, already marked by the Woodman, Fate, to come down and be sawn into boards, to make a certain movable framework with a sack and a knife in it, terrible in history.
Nevertheless Milan was taken from France both the first and the second time.
When they are, it is easier to hold them, especially when they have not been accustomed to self- government; and to hold them securely it is enough to have destroyed the family of the prince who was ruling them; because the two peoples, preserving in other things the old conditions, and not being unlike in customs, will live quietly together, as one has seen in Brittany, Burgundy, Gascony, and Normandy, which have been bound to France for so long a time: and, although there may be some difference in language, nevertheless the customs are alike, and the people will easily be able to get on amongst themselves.
England needs tranquillity at home, in order to consummate the expulsion of her king; France needs tranquillity to establish on solid foundations the throne of her young monarch.
That neutrality consists simply in excluding King Charles from the territory of France and in refraining from helping him -- a stranger to your country -- with arms, with money or with troops.
The liberals had the best of it as to numbers, and possibly as to wit, the Moniteur possessing all the dullness of official dignity under all the dynasties and ministries that have governed France since its establishment.
When the maneuver had been completed, the vessel which bore the admiral saluted France by twelve discharges of cannon, which were returned, discharge for discharge, from Fort Francis I.
We have come five hundred miles by rail through the heart of France.
In England and France he was the square peg in the round hole, but here the holes were any sort of shape, and no sort of peg was quite amiss.
I tender it before you all, enjoining you all to fall back with me upon the coast of France, in such a way as not to compromise the safety of the forces his majesty has confided to me.
If we assume as the historians do that great men lead humanity to the attainment of certain ends- the greatness of Russia or of France, the balance of power in Europe, the diffusion of the ideas of the Revolution general progress or anything else- then it is impossible to explain the facts of history without introducing the conceptions of chance and genius.
There was no great France for him in which his was not the commanding figure.
he growled, "were this France, or even Guienne, we should have a fresh haunch for our none-meat.
Here is a pilgrim who appears to take his instructions from Heaven above; he is uncommonly likely to lay a hand on France.