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[aw-ren-se] /ɔˈrɛn sɛ/
a city in N Spain, NW of Madrid. Unabridged
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  • Orense gave him an opening, and the country was for a moment at his mercy.

    Northern Spain Edgar T. A. Wigram
  • The influence of the cathedral of Santiago is self-evident in the cathedral of Orense.

  • The approach to the city by rail from Orense is simply superb.

  • This monastic church, at one time owned by Templars, is situated outside the city boundary on the Orense road.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain William Wiehe Collins
  • He was born of hidalgo parents near Orense, where his casa solar stands, still lived in by a Feijo of to-day.

    Heroic Spain Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The journey from Vigo to Orense occupied five hours; and there was the same time spent on the return, which the newsvendor made.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
  • The bridge ascends from each end to something of a point in the centre, and is one of the wonders of Orense.

    A Corner of Spain Walter Wood
  • They take thence a southerly and south-westerly course, until they unite a few miles above Orense.

    Spain Wentworth Webster
  • Orense, an inland province east of Pontevedra, has a capital of the same name (11,000) on the banks of the Minho.

    Spain Wentworth Webster
  • At the end of eight days the news came that Soult, having made all his preparations, had left Orense on his march southward.

    With Moore at Corunna G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Orense


/Spanish oˈrense/
a city in NW Spain, in Galicia on the Miño River: warm springs. Pop: 109 475 (2003 est) Galician name Ourense
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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