Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A medieval kingdom of eastern and southeast France. It was formed in 933 and gradually split up after 1246.
  • A city of south-central France on the Rhone River delta. A flourishing city in Roman times, it is the site of many ancient remains, including a Roman cemetery and an arena built in the first century AD.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Earnest-money given in confirmation of a bargain, contract, or agreement: a practice chiefly connected with the hiring of servants and with sales of goods where there is no writing and delivery is postponed.
  • noun An earnest or foretaste.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Scot. An earnest; earnest money; money paid to bind a bargain.
  • noun plural earnest money given to servants.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun money given by a buyer to a seller to bind a contract

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Examples

  • In 1888, he had his adventure in Arles with Van Gogh (who at one point went for him with a razor), suffered from depression and made a suicide attempt.

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  • I saw the 'Bedroom in Arles' at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam but not the 'Starry Night Over the Rhone' I was also surprised at how much I liked all of Van Gogh's work, I liked them in books but they were all so much more alive in the flesh.

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  • I would add that a side trip to Le Pont du Gard and the arena in Arles are well worth the trips for 2 of the most amazing Roman ruins anywhere in the world!

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  • Lacroix brought his native Arles, which is near Marseilles, on to the runway, with the vivid Mediterranean palette of fuschia, orange and mimosa yellow, and costumes inspired by bullfighters and gypsies.

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  • From the western end of the Riviera the best way north and to the baths is by the valley of the Rhône (map, p.  27), in which there are many places of great interest, such as Arles (p.  68), Avignon (p.  58),

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  • Sardinia, to say nothing of places nearer home, such as Arles and

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  • The lords of Les Baux, in a word, were great feudal proprietors; and there was a time during which the island of Sardinia, to say nothing of places nearer home, such as Arles and Marseilles, paid them homage.

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  • On board a Saga Holidays cruise on the River Rhine in France, calling in at pretty postcard destinations such as Arles (the 'Little Rome of Gaul' with its impressive amphitheatre), Avignon (the 'City of Popes') and the twin cities of Tournon and Tain - l'Hermitage, our ship couldn't have been more ­appropriately named.

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  • On board a Saga Holidays cruise on the River Rhine in France, calling in at pretty postcard destinations such as Arles (the 'Little Rome of Gaul' with its impressive amphitheatre), Avignon (the 'City of Popes') and the twin cities of Tournon and Tain - l'Hermitage, our ship couldn't have been more ­appropriately named.

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  • The next day we went into Arles which is less than two miles from the Maeva complex.

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