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  • proper n. One of the départements of Île-de-France, France (INSEE code 91)

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Examples

  • French authorities found 23-year-old Halimi naked, handcuffed and covered with burn marks near railroad tracks in the Essonne region south of Paris on Feb. 13, 2006.

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  • The 23-year-old victim, Ilan Halimi, was found naked, handcuffed and covered with burn marks near railroad tracks in the Essonne region south of Paris on Feb. 13, 2006.

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  • According to agreement, he stopped to rest the horse at Essonne, but arrived at Fontainebleau in time for the diligence to Nemours, on which he secured a seat, and dismissed his coachman.

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  • The unfortunate thing is that most of my friends live in the centre and everyone seems to have the impression that I live in the middle of nowhere out here in the Essonne.

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  • Essonne, I turned due south, and entered the Orleannois by Malesherbes.

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  • We neglected this precaution at Essonne, where we breakfasted on leaving

    Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone Made During the Year 1819

  • Two miles beyond Essonne we remarked, at a short distance to the right, Château Moncey, once the seat of the gay and brilliant Duke de Villeroi and his descendants; and on a hill to the left, Château Coudray, the former residence of the

    Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone Made During the Year 1819

  • Corbeil, a neat flourishing town within half a mile of Essonne, and possessing large cotton manufactories, derives some interest from the celebrated siege it sustained during the war of the league.

    Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone Made During the Year 1819

  • I received an order to move to Essonne, and, as means of transportation had become scarce and hard to obtain, did not arrive there until the morning of the 31st, and had been there only a short time when the courier brought me an order to repair to

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • I also learned that the Emperor and his small suite had been obliged to make use of a chaise on the road to Paris, between Essonne and Villejuif.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

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