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  • A city of southeast France on the Rhone River south of Lyon. Settled in Roman times, it was captured by the Visigoths in AD 413 and the Arabs c. 730.

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  • HE march of De Valence from the castle having proved that no suspicion of any of its late inhabitants being still in the neighborhood remained with its usurpers, Grimsby thought he might depart in safety; and next morning he begged permission of the prior to commence his journey.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • De Valence is fled; and this fortress, manned with a few hardy Scots, shall sink into yon waves, ere it again bear the English dragon on its walls.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • "So am I true to a soldier's duty," returned Wallace, "though De Valence is a traitor to his!"

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • We dined at Valence, which is delightfully situated in a plain six or eight miles in breadth.

    Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808

  • Expectancy Theory is also called Valence - Instrumentality-Expectancy Theory or VIE Theory.

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  • When the train stopped again a railway guard ran along the train calling out "Valence" in a sonorous voice, with an accent that again gave us a taste of that Provence which the shrill note of the crickets had already imparted to us.

    Complete Original Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant

  • When the train stopped again a railway servant ran along the train calling out "Valence" in a sonorous voice, with an accent that again gave us a taste of that Provence which the shrill note of the grasshoppers had already imparted to us.

    The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8) Boule de Suif and Other Stories

  • When the train stopped again a railway guard ran along the train calling out "Valence" in a sonorous voice, with an accent that again gave us a taste of that Provence which the shrill note of the crickets had already imparted to us.

    Original Short Stories — Volume 06

  • My current club, Valence, are a third division side but the standard is high, even if ideally I'd like to be playing higher.

    Introducing the Guardian's Olympic Diarists

  • References: French Drôme = a department in southeastern France, where the towns Nyons and Valence are located as well as the charming town of Grignan.

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