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Left Bank

a part of Paris, France, on the S bank of the Seine: frequented by artists, writers, and students.
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  • At break of day troops were sent in pursuit; the fugitives overtaken on the Left Bank of the Ravee.

  • There was not a summit, moreover, on the Left Bank of the stream that was not tipped with flame.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • Capua itself, on the Left Bank of the river, afforded them a means of moving forward to the attack of the Garibaldians.

    Out with Garibaldi G. A. Henty
  • On the south or Left Bank of the Somme River the ground was held by the French.

    The Old Front Line John Masefield
  • At the beginning of this period the Franks were located on the Left Bank of the Rhine from Coblenz downward.

  • Then, by rights, it ought to have blown against the Left Bank.

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • The enemy descended into the ravine and, crossing to the Left Bank, took Gurdon in rear.

  • We sighted lights on the Left Bank about eleven o'clock the same evening.

    On the Equator Harry de Windt
British Dictionary definitions for Left Bank

Left Bank

a district of Paris, on the S bank of the River Seine; frequented by artists, students, etc
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Left Bank in Culture

Left Bank definition

Area in Paris on the left (south) bank of the Seine River.

Note: The Left Bank is a center of artistic and student life.
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