metropole


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me·tro·pole

 (mĕt′rə-pōl′)
n.
1. A colonial or imperial power, considered in relation to its colonies or empire.
2. The capital city of such a power.

[French métropole, from Middle French, city having an archiepiscopal seat, capital city of a province, from Old French metropole, from Latin mētropolis, capital city, from Greek, mother city of a colony; see metropolis.]
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Backwards and forwards between Esher and the Metropole, where the Queenslander is staying, sometimes twice a day; threats, offers, prayers, entreaties, not one of them a bit of good!"
The first thing was to get in with this man Craggs; you can't break into a place like the Metropole, it's got to be done from the inside.
"By the way," he added, "you've got to dine with him at the Metropole to-night!"
Revolver would be out of place in the Metropole, but I shall certainly take a life-preserver."
They could lunch at the Metropole, and she would take him afterwards to see the very superior lady-like person who was going to take the baby.
They went back to have tea at the Metropole. Mildred liked the crowd and the band.
Flambeau had been missed at Harwich; and if he was in London at all, he might be anything from a tall tramp on Wimbledon Common to a tall toast-master at the Hotel Metropole. In such a naked state of nescience, Valentin had a view and a method of his own.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to acquire the land of Hotel Metropole and establish a modern park for children and elderly people there.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, in order to avoid construction of a high rise on the land of Metropole Hotel, has decided to acquire its land and construct a most modern park for children and elderly people.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, approved of the construction of Korangi Causeway bridge and a part of Metropole Hotel's land on Wednesday.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to acquire the land of Metropole hotel to construct a most modern park for children and elderly people in order to avoid construction of a high rise on the land of Metropole hotel.
Murad Ali Shah said that the Metropole Hotel is located in the center of four busy roads where traffic volume remains high almost round the clock.