[frans, frahns; French frahns]
- A·na·tole [a-na-tawl] /a naˈtɔl/, Jacques Anatole Thibault, 1844–1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel Prize 1921.
- a republic in W Europe. 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Capital: Paris.
- Heraldry. fleurs-de-lis or upon azure: a bordure of France.
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France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.
As of Thursday night, the brothers remained on the loose, last seen in northern France.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre
Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef
January 8, 2015
He had the air of laying at her feet, as a rug, the whole glorious history of France.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
My field of observation has been at home, here in America; but it has been the same in France.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
But his faith in the France of his imagination was not daunted.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
France is competing alarmingly with us in the use of the revolver.
He said that "Europe can be tranquil only when France is satisfied."
- a republic in W Europe, between the English Channel, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic: the largest country wholly in Europe; became a republic in 1793 after the French Revolution and an empire in 1804 under Napoleon; reverted to a monarchy (1815–48), followed by the Second Republic (1848–52), the Second Empire (1852–70), the Third Republic (1870–1940), and the Fourth and Fifth Republics (1946 and 1958); a member of the European Union. It is generally flat or undulating in the north and west and mountainous in the south and east. Official language: French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Paris. Pop: 62 814 233 (2013 est). Area: (including Corsica) 551 600 sq km (212 973 sq miles)Related adjectives: French, Gallic
- Anatole (anatɔl), real name Anatole François Thibault . 1844–1924, French novelist, short-story writer, and critic. His works include Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1881), L'Île des Pingouins (1908), and La Révolte des anges (1914): Nobel prize for literature 1921
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During the reign of Louis XIV (1653–1715), France was a principal world power and cultural center of Europe.
The French Revolution, organized by leaders of the middle class and lower class, brought about an end to the French absolute monarchy and forged a transition from feudalism to the industrial era. A bloody and chaotic period, the Revolution helped lay the foundations of modern political philosophy and ultimately engulfed much of Europe in the Napoleonic Wars. (See Napoleon Bonaparte.)
In World War II, France's military resistance to the German army collapsed in the spring of 1940. Germans occupied much of France from 1940 to 1944. In 1944, the Allies invaded France, along with French troops, and drove the Germans out of France, finally defeating them in 1945.
France is known for its wine, cheese, and cooking.
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