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[suh-rel; French saw-rel] /səˈrɛl; French sɔˈrɛl/
[zhawrzh] /ʒɔrʒ/ (Show IPA),
1847–1922, French engineer and social philosopher.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, on the St. Lawrence. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here we staid two nights, and then traveled again, for now the ice was strong, and in two days more we came to Sorel.

    The American Indians Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • Sorel must take him to the Socit des Franco-Amricains, where they gather.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • This question discomforted old Sorel, who felt he might possibly commit some imprudence if he went on talking.

  • He was strongly dramatic, like Sorel, but in a different way.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • And Sorel instinctively lets his right arm hang limp, as if the sleeve were empty.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • Sorel laid down his hat, and wiped his brow with his handkerchief.

    In Madeira Place Heman White Chaplin
  • Chambly and Sorel, who were his comrades, have also left their names impressed on the map of New France.

  • It must not be supposed that respect for the myth is a discovery of Sorel's.

    A Preface to Politics Walter Lippmann
  • Here we have Evidence that Sorel was a man of observation, and took an interest in really interesting things.

  • I cannot agree with Sorel (iii, 405) in taking the French overtures seriously.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
British Dictionary definitions for Sorel


/French sɔrɛl/
Georges (Eugène) (ʒɔrʒ). 1847–1922, French social philosopher, who advocated revolutionary syndicalism and preached the creative role of violence and myth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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