[ a-lahn-sawn; English uh-len-suhn, -son ]
/ a lɑ̃ˈsɔ̃; English əˈlɛn sən, -sɒn /
a city in and the capital of Orne, in NW France: lace manufacture.
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How to use Alençon in a sentence
Here he remained in office no longer than absolutely necessary, retreating to his dear Alencon home.
In 1824, then a judge at Alencon, he helped render an alibi decision in favor of Victurnien d'Esgrignon, who really was guilty.
His aunt took him back quickly to Alencon, and by a great effort he was rescued from legal proceedings.
My life was like a troubled sleep; I woke and thought myself a girl; I was in Alencon, where all my memories were pure and chaste.
British Dictionary definitions for Alençon
a town in NW France: early lace-manufacturing centre. Pop: 28 935 (1999)
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