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Maurois

[maw-rwa] /mɔˈrwa/
noun
1.
André
[ahn-drey] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ/ (Show IPA),
(Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog) 1885–1967, French biographer and novelist.
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  • I reported, and was referred to the "Q" branch of the Division, located doubtfully in Maurois.

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  • The tanks serving the first two brigades returned to Maurois when their day's work had been completed, arriving in camp at dusk.

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  • The enemy shelled Maurois persistently, sending over a few shells to the neighbourhood of the bridge.

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British Dictionary definitions for Maurois

Maurois

/French mɔrwa/
noun
1.
André (ɑ̃dre), pen name of Émile Herzog. 1885–1967, French writer, best known for his biographies, such as those of Shelley, Byron, and Proust
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