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rive gauche

phrase

left bank, left side of a waterway when facing downstream, esp. south of the Seine, an area of having a distinctive intellectual culture

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French

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  • It began at its northernly end in 1855 as boulevard Sbastopol, rive gauche.

    Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff
  • He gave up his entire day to showing us the beauties of the rive gauche.

    The Adventures of a Modest Man Robert W. Chambers
  • On Friday afternoon, when we were taking a walk along the quais of the rive gauche, we had no suspicion what was going to happen.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • On the rive gauche the aspect of Paris grew even more alarming.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • On the rive gauche, the walks at nightfall are more difficult to indicate.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • I do not know of a more insidious temptation to buy what you do not need than loitering along the quais of the rive gauche.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Mr. Ionides says that once, on the rive gauche, they met Murger, and Whistler introduced him.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell

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