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Sorel

[suh-rel; French saw-rel] /səˈrɛl; French sɔˈrɛl/
noun
1.
Georges
[zhawrzh] /ʒɔrʒ/ (Show IPA),
1847–1922, French engineer and social philosopher.
2.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, on the St. Lawrence.
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Examples from the Web for Sorel
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  • It must not be supposed that respect for the myth is a discovery of Sorel's.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann
  • I cannot agree with Sorel (iii, 405) in taking the French overtures seriously.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • If sore be sore, then L to sore makes fifty sores one Sorel.

  • Madame Sorel clutched him by the hair and tore out some handfuls.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • Sorel laid down his hat, and wiped his brow with his handkerchief.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • It is Sorel, the master of the house; for this is the Maison Sorel.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • Sorel is a philosopher: he has indicated volumes, and he will not dilute with language.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • Sorel must take him to the Socit des Franco-Amricains, where they gather.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • He was strongly dramatic, like Sorel, but in a different way.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • It was in vain that M. de Rnal pressed Sorel to clinch the matter then and there.

British Dictionary definitions for Sorel

Sorel

/French sɔrɛl/
noun
1.
Georges (Eugène) (ʒɔrʒ). 1847–1922, French social philosopher, who advocated revolutionary syndicalism and preached the creative role of violence and myth
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