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Pro·vence

 (prə-väns′, prô-väNs′)
A historical region and former province of southeast France bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. It was settled c. 600 bc by Greeks and later by Phoenician merchants and was colonized by Rome in the second century bc. Provence became part of the kingdom of Arles in 933 ad and later passed to the Angevin dynasty (1246) and to France (1486).
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Provence

(French prɔvɑ̃s)
n
(Placename) a former province of SE France, on the Mediterranean, and the River Rhône: forms part of the administrative region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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Pro•vence

(prəˈvɑns, -ˈvɑ̃s)

n.
a region in SE France, bordering on the Mediterranean: formerly a province.
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Noun1.Provence - a former province of southeastern FranceProvence - a former province of southeastern France; now administered with Cote d'Azur
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Provence

[prɒˈvɑːns] NProvenza f
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Provence

[prɒˈvɑ̃ːns] nProvenza
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Enamoured of the South, of Provence, of its people, its life, its sunshine and its poetry, narrow-chested, tall and short- sighted, he strode along the streets and the lanes, his long feet projecting far in advance of his body, and his white nose and gingery moustache buried in an open book: for he had the habit of reading as he walked.
de Blacas, "if it only be to reassure a faithful servant, will your majesty send into Languedoc, Provence, and Dauphine, trusty men, who will bring you back a faithful report as to the feeling in these three provinces?"
He had just discovered Cezanne, and was uger to go to Provence; he wanted heavy skies from which the hot blue seemed to drip like beads of sweat, and broad white dusty roads, and pale roofs out of which the sun had burnt the colour, and olive trees gray with heat.
But in the end the condemned man found his executioner in the form of a slender girl of seventeen, Madeline Provence, who, to accomplish her purpose, served two years in his palace as a seamstress to the household.
Remy had sent for the box-keeper to the Rue de Provence, close to the Opera, where she was engaged as a porteress.
It was rushed on six freight-cars to New York, loaded on the French steamer La Provence, and deposited at Paris in thirty-six days; so that by the time the sixty days had expired, it was running full speed with a staff of ninety operators.
Monsieur Popart had advised a sojourn in Provence. Madame Aubain decided that they would go, and she would have had her daughter come home at once, had it not been for the climate of Pont-l'Eveque.
Never did choice or dainty ditty of Provence or Languedoc sound more sweetly in the ears than did the rough-tongued Saxon to the six who strained their ears from the blazing keep: We'll drink all together To the gray goose feather And the land where the gray goose flew.
They take all the hides produced in the department itself, and even draw part of their supply from Provence; and yet the Tyrolese uses more leather than they can produce, and has forty work-people in his employ!
When the eagles of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Corsican upstart, were flying from Provence, where they had perched after a brief sojourn in Elba, and from steeple to steeple until they reached the towers of Notre Dame, I wonder whether the Imperial birds had any eye for a little corner of the parish of Bloomsbury, London, which you might have thought so quiet, that even the whirring and flapping of those mighty wings would pass unobserved there?
BEFORE twelve o'clock there had been some heavy storms of rain, and the water lay in deep gutters on the sides of the gravel walks in the garden of Broxton Parsonage; the great Provence roses had been cruelly tossed by the wind and beaten by the rain, and all the delicate-stemmed border flowers had been dashed down and stained with the wet soil.
"`All night delirious excitement throughout Provence. Tumult of vine growers at Nimes.