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 (sə-rĕn′tō, sôr-)
A town of southern Italy on the Sorrento Peninsula, separating the Bay of Naples from the Gulf of Salerno. The city is a popular tourist center and summer resort.


(səˈrɛntəʊ; Italian sorˈrɛnto)
(Placename) a port in SW Italy, in Campania on a mountainous peninsula between the Bay of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno: a resort since Roman times. Pop: 16 536 (2001)


(səˈrɛn toʊ)

a seaport and resort in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples. 15,133.
Sor•ren•tine (ˈsɔr ənˌtin, səˈrɛn tin) adj.
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And indeed, Naples and Sorrento are only pleasant for a short time.
At this he fell to with greater relish than if they had given him francolins from Milan, pheasants from Rome, veal from Sorrento, partridges from Moron, or geese from Lavajos, and turning to the doctor at supper he said to him, "Look here, senor doctor, for the future don't trouble yourself about giving me dainty things or choice dishes to eat, for it will be only taking my stomach off its hinges; it is accustomed to goat, cow, bacon, hung beef, turnips and onions; and if by any chance it is given these palace dishes, it receives them squeamishly, and sometimes with loathing.
She made a fresh series of mots, characterized with great felicity the Italian intellect and the taste of the figs at Sorrento, predicted the ultimate future of the Italian kingdom (disgust with the brutal Sardinian rule and complete reversion, throughout the peninsula, to the sacred sway of the Holy Father), and, finally, gave a history of the love affairs of the Princess X .
It would add greatly to the effect if the countess would join us in the costume of a peasant from Puzzoli or Sorrento.
Shares of Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) are rallying after Matthew Herper of Forbes reported that Celularity, a company spun out of Celgene (CELG), raised $250M with the aim of developing cells from placentas to attack tumors and to treat Crohn's disease.
As announced by Sorrento on November 16, 2016, TNK and Virttu entered into a binding term sheet setting forth the terms and conditions by which TNK would purchase all of the issued and outstanding equity of Virttu.
Biopharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics Inc (Nasdaq:SRNE) reported on Friday the completion of the acquisition of Virttu Biologics Limited (Virttu).
Sorrento acquired approximately 72% of the outstanding common stock of Scilex for a net purchase price of up to approximately USD 47.
COMTEK, a pan-European aftermarket service provider to the telecoms industry with headquarters in Deeside, North Wales, has announced its acquisition of all the intellectual property rights (IPR) and trademarks belonging to telecoms network equipment manufacturer, Sorrento Networks.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-September 19, 2014-Comtek scquires IPR, trademarks from Sorrento Networks
TELECOMS repair and support company, Comtek, has acquired the intellectual property rights and trademarks of US-headquartered telecoms network equipment manufacturer, Sorrento Networks.
Sorrento will use the GS technology for its maturing pipeline of therapeutic antibodies in oncology, inflammation, and infectious disease, including the production of antibodies targeting the vascular epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2), an important target for several solid tumor indications.