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Definition a town in southeastern France on the Rhone River; the seat of the papacy from 1309 to 1378 and the residence of antipopes during the Great Schism
  • This one about the bridge in Avignon.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I drove Rosemary as far as Avignon and put her on her train there.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Ah, you mean the old Palace of the Popes, at Avignon!
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • [2] Clement V., who will come from Avignon, and in a little more than ten years after the death of Boniface.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • He had, probably, somewhat to do with Marshal Brune, having been a porter at Avignon in 1815.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The southern districts were ill-watched in particular, in consequence of the disturbances that were perpetually breaking out in Avignon, Nimes, or Uzes.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • May be his sister is worse at Avignon, and has sent for him over.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • I have been doing odds and ends at Avignon, at Pont Esprit, at Lyons; upon the Rhone, upon the Saone.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The question upset them, because Snowden had been killed over Avignon when Dobbs went crazy in mid-air and seized the controls away from Huple.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He found her at last acting with great success at Avignon under the same name, looking more majestic than ever as a forsaken wife carrying her child in her arms.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • So suppose I wasn't created to read a great declaration, or to boss a palatinate, or send off a message to Avignon, and so on, I could see, so there nevertheless was a share for me in all that had happened.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • While being interviewed by an American art magazine, Saunière had expressed his distaste for the modernist Cubist movement by noting that Picasso's masterpiece Les Demoiselles d'Avignon was a perfect anagram of vile meaningless doodles.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • There was at that time on the banks of the Rhone, in a forest situated between Avignon and Arles, a dragon, half animal, half fish, larger than an ox, longer than a horse, with teeth as sharp as horns, and great wings at either side of its body; and this monster slew all the travelers and sank all the boats.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • My Lady's maid is a Frenchwoman of two and thirty, from somewhere in the southern country about Avignon and Marseilles, a large-eyed brown woman with black hair who would be handsome but for a certain feline mouth and general uncomfortable tightness of face, rendering the jaws too eager and the skull too prominent.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I have been in France for four days, in Avignon for two.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • We're meeting up in Paris, and then we'll take the train down to Avignon.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • From Lyons to Avignon (still by steamboat)....
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • From Avignon to Marseilles, seven francs....
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 'You went to Piltchard and Wren after the first Avignon mission and told them you didn't ever want to fly with me.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Orr got knocked down into the water again last week on that second mission to Avignon.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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