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Vincennes

[vin-senz; for 2 also French van-sen]
noun
  1. a city in SW Indiana, on the Wabash: the first permanent settlement in Indiana, 1702.
  2. a city in N France, near Paris.
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Historical Examples of vincennes

  • Cahokia and Vincennes soon quietly succumbed to his influence.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Alexander Scott Withers

  • The distance to Vincennes by land, was a hundred and fifty miles.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Alexander Scott Withers

  • The Bastille and Vincennes both seemed to me too near to Paris.

  • He would generally conduct her to Vincennes; at other times they would go to the theatre.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • In short, it made them think of the Bois de Vincennes when they went there for a picnic.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for vincennes

Vincennes

noun
  1. a suburb of E Paris: 14th-century castle. Pop: 43 595 (1999)
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