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French Foreign Office   /frɛntʃ fˈɔrən ˈɔfəs/   Listen
French Foreign Office

The French department in charge of foreign affairs; referred to familiarly by its address in Paris.  Synonym: Quai d'Orsay.

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"French Foreign Office" Quotes from Famous Books

... was warned by Lord Lyons that '"you will find the French Foreign Office in some confusion, as the new Under-Secretary of State is vigorously employed in 'purging' it of clericals and reactionaries."' On October 12th he went with Lord Lyons to see Barthelemy Saint-Hilaire, and also Jules Ferry, the Prime Minister, and Tirard, the Minister of Commerce, with whom ...
— The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke V1 • Stephen Gwynn

... M. Jusserand playing tennis on the big lawn at Hampden, and determined to master it, like all else that was English, memory leads one back behind that pleasant scene to earlier days still. We first knew the future Ambassador as an official of the French Foreign Office, who spent much of his scanty holidays in a scholarly pursuit of English literature. In Russell Square we were close to the British Museum, where M. Jusserand, during his visits to London, was deep in Chaucerian and other problems, gathering the learning which he presently ...
— A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... that time, and so the sympathetic and much-esteemed Ambassador, who still represents France at Washington, tried to give his Government information by which it could judge for itself what sort of a person the President was. What must have been the surprise in the French Foreign Office when it received the following dispatch: (I give the substance, of course, because I have not seen ...
— Theodore Roosevelt; An Intimate Biography, • William Roscoe Thayer

... to provide the young ensign with documents, approved by the French Foreign Office, that would take them safely over the border into ...
— Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service - or, With Dan Dalzell on European Duty • H. Irving Hancock

... 13/23 1689, and by Desgrigny in a letter to Louvois, dated May 17/27. 1690. Most of the despatches written by Avaux during his mission to Ireland are contained in a volume of which a very few copies were printed some years ago at the English Foreign Office. Of many I have also copies made at the French Foreign Office. The letters of Desgrigny, who was employed in the Commissariat, I found in the Library of the French War Office. I cannot too strongly express my sense of the liberality and courtesy with which the immense and admirably arranged ...
— The History of England from the Accession of James II. - Volume 3 (of 5) • Thomas Babington Macaulay

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