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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.
Cette initiative d'envergure, destinee a imprimer un nouvel elan a la dynamique economique que connait Tanger, permettra a cette ville de se hisser au rang des grandes metropoles internationales, a fait valoir M.
Il s'agit d'abord de faire l'etat des evolutions de la tertiarisation puis d'examiner les profils tertiaires des metropoles avant d'aborder la question de la distribution spatiale intrametropolitaine des services.
Pour suivre, huit chapitres forment la seconde partie intimlee fort simplement [??] Les services dans huit metropoles [??].
Cooper's rejoinder consists of a synthesis of imperial discourse and policy prescriptions on the one hand - including the findings and musings of European researchers and intellectuals, official and unofficial, in the metropoles and the colonies - and African labor and political history on the other.
The attempt to make (or remake) an African working class in an imperial image may have been conceived above (in the metropoles and colonial state houses), but this was no immaculate conception.

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