A·na·tole [a-na-tawl], /a naˈtɔl/, Jacques Anatole Thibault, 1844–1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel Prize 1921.
a republic in W Europe. 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Capital: Paris.
Heraldry. fleurs-de-lis or upon azure: a bordure of France.
- anti-France, adjective
- pro-France, adjective
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How to use France in a sentence
Now, Nguyen revisits the saga of his unnamed narrator through a sequel, which follows the protagonist, a South Vietnamese army veteran, as he attempts to live as a refugee in 1980s France.Here Are the 14 New Books You Should Read in March | Annabel Gutterman | February 26, 2021 | Time
Yet Oscar gold was not what France had on his mind when he had a conversation with the Blade about the film earlier this week.
Their intelligence activities, however, almost undermined the far more important diplomatic negotiations taking place with France.Mixing diplomacy and spying would be poor strategy for U.S. | Jeff Rogg | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
This launcher is built to go in an Airbus A400M, a four-engined turboprop transport that entered service with France in 2013, and has since been adopted by other nation’s militaries.This Airbus prototype could deploy drones from cargo planes | Kelsey D. Atherton | February 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
France-based Bolloré was the first to put solid-state lithium-metal batteries into vehicles on the road, launching its Bluecar car-sharing programs in 2011.Novel lithium-metal batteries will drive the switch to electric cars | Katie McLean | February 24, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
But what is there more irresponsible than playing with the fire of an imagined civil war in the France of today?Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Submission is set in a France seven years from now that is dominated by a Muslim president intent on imposing Islamic law.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.
Security officials told Agence France-Presse that the gas station manager said he had recognized the two men.
There was a time when Aristide Pujol, in sole charge of an automobile, went gaily scuttering over the roads of France.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
All the Italian merchants in the realm of France, called money lenders, seized by order of Philip the fair, for their ransoms.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Nogués and his brave lads have done their bit indeed for the glory of the Army of France.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
After the battle of the Pyramids he fell sick, and before the Syrian expedition, applied to return to France.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The result of this mission was eminently successful; a special treaty was drawn up and Spain sold Louisiana to France.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for France (1 of 2)
a republic in W Europe, between the English Channel, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic: the largest country wholly in Europe; became a republic in 1793 after the French Revolution and an empire in 1804 under Napoleon; reverted to a monarchy (1815–48), followed by the Second Republic (1848–52), the Second Empire (1852–70), the Third Republic (1870–1940), and the Fourth and Fifth Republics (1946 and 1958); a member of the European Union. It is generally flat or undulating in the north and west and mountainous in the south and east. Official language: French. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Paris. Pop: 62 814 233 (2013 est). Area: (including Corsica) 551 600 sq km (212 973 sq miles): Related adjectives: French, Gallic
British Dictionary definitions for France (2 of 2)
Anatole (anatɔl), real name Anatole François Thibault . 1844–1924, French novelist, short-story writer, and critic. His works include Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1881), L'Île des Pingouins (1908), and La Révolte des anges (1914): Nobel prize for literature 1921
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Cultural definitions for France
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