On his return to France he began his garrison life at valence, where he showed some of the finer qualities of his character.
By the time we reach valence, soon after mid-day, we have passed one barge only.
The il de buf, that Paris spy or coterie of spies, did not exist for the monarch at valence.
(p. 079) The agreeable and studious life at valence was soon ended.
He then, at the head of but twelve thousand troops, commenced his retreat toward valence.
In the dusk of the evening, valence issued from Perth and took Bruce by surprise.
The 055bishop-elect of valence was an able and accomplished warrior.
A curious label will have been noticed in the arms of De valence (Fig. 120).
Mandrin, with those that survived of his little party, were carried prisoners to valence in Dauphiny.
But valence will beat you, child; he is four times as strong as you.
early 15c., "extract, preparation," from Latin valentia "strength, capacity," from valentem (nominative valens), present participle of valere "be strong" (see valiant). Meaning "combining power of an element" is recorded from 1884, from German Valenz (1868), from the Latin word.
valence va·lence (vā'ləns) or va·len·cy (-lən-sē)
The combining capacity of an atom or a radical determined by the number of electrons that it will lose, add, or share when it reacts with other atoms.
A positive or negative integer used to represent this capacity.
The number of components of an antigen molecule to which an antibody molecule can bind.
The attraction or aversion that an individual feels toward a specific object or event.
A whole number that represents the ability of an atom or a group of atoms to combine with other atoms or groups of atoms. The valence is determined by the number of electrons that an atom can lose, add, or share. An atom's valence is positive if its own electrons are used in forming the bond, or negative if another atom's electrons are used. For example, a carbon atom can share four of its electrons with other atoms and therefore has a valence of +4. A sodium atom can receive an electron from another atom and therefore has a valence of -1. (In this book the distinction between positive and negative valences is ignored unless it is relevant.) The valence of an atom generally indicates how many chemical bonds it is capable of forming with other atoms. Also called valence number, oxidation state.