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Quai d'Orsay

[ke dawr-se; English key dawr-sey, kwey] /kɛ dɔrˈsɛ; English ˈkeɪ dɔrˈseɪ, ˈkweɪ/
the quay along the south bank of the Seine in Paris, on which are located the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other French government offices.
the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Unabridged
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  • On arriving at Paris next evening, he left his luggage in the hotel at the Quai d'Orsay station.

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  • Put yourselves for a moment in our place on the Quai d'Orsay.

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • It was always one of our preoccupations at the Quai d'Orsay to get through these long official dinners as soon as possible.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life Mary Alsop King Waddington
  • This was the missing greave of a famous suit which a client of his had traced to a little shop in Paris on the Quai d'Orsay.

    The King in Yellow Robert W. Chambers
  • The passer-by acknowledged the signal, if such it was, by the slightest of smiles and passed on toward the Quai d'Orsay.

    Trusia Davis Brinton
  • I really think the only person who hated to leave the Quai d'Orsay was Francis.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life Mary Alsop King Waddington
  • There was then one epoch in the career of M. Benedetti when he received orders which did not pass through the Quai d'Orsay!

    Two Chancellors Julian Klaczko
  • On reading it, he smothered a slight laugh; he remembered certain stories told at the Quai d'Orsay.

    A Mummer's Tale Anatole France
  • You called at Le Quai d'Orsay this morning and brought something away with you that you ought not to have done.

  • The device non pluribus impar re-appeared on the stone rays representing a sun upon the front of the barracks on the Quai d'Orsay.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for Quai d'Orsay

Quai d'Orsay

/French ke dɔrsɛ/
the quay along the S bank of the Seine, Paris, where the French foreign office is situated
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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