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New France

noun
1.
the French colonies and possessions in North America up to 1763.
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  • New France was colonized by a government, New England by a people.

  • The gentlemen were invited to partake of what was then a novelty in New France.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Charles had little reason to be envious of the possession by his neighbour Lewis, of the country known as New France.

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  • You, the boldest Intendant ever sent to New France, and say you dare not!

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  • In New France, he wearies himself with singing, to divert the company while they eat.

  • They will not leave a stone unturned, a corner unransacked in New France.

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  • In the ruin of his house she would not consent to leave them, but followed their fortunes to New France.

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  • What a bloody and disgraceful event to record in the annals of New France!

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  • Chambly and Sorel, who were his comrades, have also left their names impressed on the map of New France.

British Dictionary definitions for New France

New France

noun
1.
the former French colonies and possessions in North America, most of which were lost to England and Spain by 1763: often restricted to the French possessions in Canada
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