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(in France and other European countries) a boarding school.
- ‘Brontë actually studied and taught at a pensionnat in Brussels, and Villette, the city where the book takes place, is a pseudonym for our capital.’
- ‘At the end of the walk is a relic from the long-distant days when the pensionnat was a convent - an ancient, largely dead, pear-tree, nicknamed (for its age) Methuselah.’
- ‘The method he adopted in teaching them was rather that of a University professor than such as usually is used in a pensionnat.’
- ‘Her daughters she prepared for important social positions by educating them in a Swiss pensionnat where they could perfect their French.’
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