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Champs Élysées

[shahn zey-lee-zey] /ʃɑ̃ zeɪ liˈzeɪ/
noun
1.
a boulevard in Paris, France, noted for its cafés, shops, and theaters.
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  • One o'clock was striking when they crossed the champs elysees.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • The champs elysees at night is one great highway of pleasure.

    Wanderlust

    Robert R. (Robert Rice) Reynolds
  • An apartment on the champs elysees is judiciously chosen by her bankers.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • I thought that we might take a drive in the champs elysees to try the carriage.

  • The champs elysees form one of the most delightful promenades in Paris.

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil David W. Bartlett
  • We will go and take a walk; we will go up the champs elysees.

    Confidence Henry James
  • But, after all, what is this Bastille business to that of the champs elysees!

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • They promenaded, very quietly, it is true, along the champs elysees.

    Story of Chester Lawrence Nephi Anderson
  • When in the champs elysees he told a man that a wag had tied his hands and stole his hat, and this simple individual cut him free.

  • They lived near the champs elysees, and at night I used to steal out and look at them through the window.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
champs elysees in Culture
Champs Élysées [(shahn zay-lee-zay)]

A major avenue in Paris famous for the elegance of its cafés and shops. In French it means Elysian Fields.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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