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Nîmes

[neem] /nim/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Gard, in S France: Roman ruins.

Gard

[gar] /gar/
noun
1.
a department in S France. 2271 sq. mi. (5882 sq. km).
Capital: Nîmes.
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  • I then told her of my journey to Spain and afterwards to Nîmes.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • Thus at Nîmes, on more than one occasion, he had prevented the effusion of blood.

    Which? Ernest Daudet
  • It was rumored that these people intended to march upon Nîmes, burn the city and put its population to the sword.

    Which? Ernest Daudet
  • "There will be a Nîmes postmark on the envelope," commented Elaine as she wrote the address.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • This world, however, has left at Nîmes a far more considerable memento than a few old stones covered with water-moss.

  • Went with her to Nîmes when the hotel people began to object.

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  • I'm wanted at Nîmes a few days hence, to give evidence at the trial.

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  • She came to Nîmes to gather further material for her scene-painting.

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  • I must add that one should not speak of preservation, in regard to the arena at Nîmes, without speaking also of repair.

British Dictionary definitions for Nîmes

Nîmes

/French nim/
noun
1.
a city in S France: Roman remains including an amphitheatre and the Pont du Gard aqueduct. Pop: 133 424 (1999)

Gard

/French ɡar/
noun
1.
a department of S France, in Languedoc-Roussillon region. Capital: Nîmes. Pop: 648 522 (2003 est). Area: 5881 sq km (2294 sq miles)
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