American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region and former province of northeast France. Originally part of a kingdom belonging to Lothair I, the region passed to France in 1766 but was ceded with Alsace to Germany after the Franco-Prussian War (1871). The area was returned to France by the Treaty of Versailles (1919).
- n. A région of France in the northeast of the country.
- n. A female given name from the French place name, associated with Laura by folk etymology.
- n. an eastern French region rich in iron-ore deposits
“Something stirred in Lorraine; cherished memories of being able to stop a man in his tracks with one sultry glance from her doe-like eyes.”
“Annie's need-to-know, all of the trivial facts that add up to reality, i.e., how they get the holes in Lorraine Swiss cheese, and how it's different from SWISS Swiss ... c'est moi.”
“The book is Belloc's memoir and sketchbook of his walking pilgrimage from Toul in Lorraine to Rome.”
“We will never forget you here in Lorraine, the memories and friendship are forever.”
“Many young American soldiers ended their lives here in Lorraine and are resting here forever.”
“Lorraine is the President and CEO of Burston-Marsteller Canada Limited, the Canadian subsidiary of one of the world's largest public relations firms.”
“As well as heading up Burston-Marstellar in Canada, Lorraine is a director of the worldwide operation.”
“And I'm sure if you call Lorraine, she'll have all the answers.”
“Thus, the Lorraine basin, which up to now has produced only burning coals unsuitable for turning into coke, is being transformed; the defects inherent in Lorraine coals are being corrected through new chemical processes and, thus, the problem presented by the economy of this region, where the metallurgical industry and the mining industry had never in the past been complementary, is now solved.”
“South Lorraine is becoming increasingly important, and with the extension of the known areas down near the shores of Lake Temiskaming, and with discoveries being made from time to time, we are assured of a great increase in production.”
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