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(French sɔrbɔn)
(Placename) the Sorbonne a part of the University of Paris containing the faculties of science and literature: founded in 1253 by Robert de Sorbon as a theological college; given to the university in 1808


(sɔrˈbɒn, -ˈbʌn; Fr. sɔrˈbɔn)

the seat of the faculties of arts and letters of the University of Paris.
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Noun1.Sorbonne - a university in ParisSorbonne - a university in Paris; intellectual center of France
capital of France, City of Light, French capital, Paris - the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
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replied the peasant, with a purity of accent peculiar to the people of that district and which might have put to shame the cultured denizens of the Sorbonne and the Rue de l'Universite.
Monsieur Robert Darzac, who was at that time about forty years of age, was a professor of physics at the Sorbonne.
The City had Notre-Dame; the Town, the Louvre and the Hôtel de Ville; the University, the Sorbonne.
Those which first caught the eye were the Bernardins, with their three bell towers; Sainte-Geneviève, whose square tower, which still exists, makes us regret the rest; the Sorbonne, half college, half monastery, of which so admirable a nave survives; the fine quadrilateral cloister of the Mathurins; its neighbor, the cloister of Saint-Benoit, within whose walls they have had time to cobble up a theatre, between the seventh and eighth editions of this book; the Cordeliers, with their three enormous adjacent gables; the Augustins, whose graceful spire formed, after the Tour de Nesle, the second denticulation on this side of Paris, starting from the west.
it possessed but four fine monuments": the dome of the Sorbonne, the Val-de-Grâce, the modern Louvre, and I know not what the fourth was--the Luxembourg, perhaps.
Paris is Talma, la Duchenois, Potier, the Sorbonne, the boulevards," and noticing that his conclusion was weaker than what had gone before, he added quickly: "There is only one Paris in the world.
That would be true if we knew what was really the will of God," replied the former prior of the Sorbonne.
Des cadres manageriaux de l'operateur de telephonie mobile, Ooredoo ayant suivi le programme Executive MBA International-Paris en partenariat avec MDI-Business School d'Alger, ont recu leurs diplomes MBA lors d'une ceremonie organisee, recemment, a l'universite Paris- Sorbonne (France).
The first film to be screened will be Blessed Benefit by acclaimed director Mahmoud Al Massad, at Sorbonne Abu Dhabi on October 16.
He attended Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne (Sorbonne Law School) in Paris and has appeared on a number of television shows in France.
KUWAIT, Dec 3 (KUNA) - Project Manager of French Sorbonne University in Kuwait Dr Adel Al-Mayas revealed that a delegation from the University will visit Kuwait Saturday to discuss the opening of a branch for the University next year with 8 Majors.
PARIS ( TAP correspondent Yamina Touati ) - Former student at the Sorbonne University, where he had studied law, President Beji Caid Essebsi was awarded, Tuesday, with great emotion, the Doctorate Honoris Causa.