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Quai d'Orsay

[ke dawr-se; English key dawr-sey, kwey] /kɛ dɔrˈsɛ; English ˈkeɪ dɔrˈseɪ, ˈkweɪ/
noun
1.
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.
2.
the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Examples from the Web for Quai d'Orsay
Historical Examples
  • Put yourselves for a moment in our place on the Quai d'Orsay.

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  • Unhappily Wilson did not succeed in nailing his theses to the portals of the Quai d'Orsay.

    The New Germany George Young
  • There was then one epoch in the career of M. Benedetti when he received orders which did not pass through the Quai d'Orsay!

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

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

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

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

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

    A Mummer's Tale Anatole France
  • And, lastly, the idea had grown upon him at the Quai d'Orsay that Ministers are neither able nor willing to do very much.

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British Dictionary definitions for Quai d'Orsay

Quai d'Orsay

/French ke dɔrsɛ/
noun
1.
the quay along the S bank of the Seine, Paris, where the French foreign office is situated
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