American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Aachen.
- n. a city in western Germany near the Dutch and Belgian borders; formerly it was Charlemagne's northern capital
“I, for my part, shall be compelled after all, and in spite of obstinate resistance, to use the baths of Aix-la-Chapelle, which is very unpleasant to me.”
“At this time, indeed, a party existed in most countries, whose aim was to overturn the existing order of things, of which the efforts at revolution in several small states, such as Aix-la-Chapelle and Geneva may be cited as examples.”
“He had brought them back to Aix-la-Chapelle now Aachen, where he built a chapel, modeled on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, to display them.”
“In Aachen Aix-la-Chapelle, on the 5th of February 1983, Mr Hoffman noted in his diary an entry entitled Submitting One's Intellect'.”
“He sent his brother Druogo, the arch-chaplain, Count Albert, and many others before him to guard the west bank of the Rhine; then he himself followed and celebrated Easter at Aix-la-Chapelle.”
“On the same day Lothar began a retreat to his city of Aix-la-Chapelle.”
“There must have been danger of serious abuses in this regard during that century, because a similar step was taken in a synod held at Aix-la-Chapelle in 789.”
“In April 1737 Handel suffered a stroke, and he retired to take the waters at Aix-la-Chapelle in September.”
“German — an Austrasian — went from Aix-la-Chapelle to Rome, to strip the Greek Cæsars of the remainder of their possessions in”
“Aix-la-Chapelle, he is supposed to have hinted to Cardinal Fleury that to have written epic and drama does not disqualify a man for serving his king and country on the busy fields of affairs.”
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