Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of southeast Czech Republic. Nearby, on December 2, 1805, Napoleon decisively defeated the Russian and Austrian armies of Czar Alexander I and Emperor Francis II.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805); the French under Napoleon defeated the Russian and Austrian armies of Czar Alexander I and Emperor Francis II.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805); the French under Napoleon defeated the Russian armies of Czar Alexander I and the Austrian armies of Emperor Francis II
  • n. a town in Czech Republic; site of the battle of Austerlitz in 1805

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Examples

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  • That night he issued a ringing address: recalling Austerlitz, he summoned the soldiers to behave so that future generations would say of each, "He was in that great battle under the walls of Moscow."

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  • Sebald ' s mesmerizing blend of fiction, encyclopedic detail and travelogue in " Austerlitz " (2001) and " The Emigrants " (1993) — both grounded in the experiences of Jewish children in the Holocaust — Ms. Franklin finds a painstaking strategy for restoring people and places to life.

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  • I can easily carry it anywhere for literary solace. 2 "Austerlitz" by W.G. Sebald.

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  • The results -- and the new one, "Austerlitz," is one of his best -- are both documentary and dreamlike.

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  • Steven LevyThe Big One Not Over YetIn "Austerlitz," W.G. Sebald performs a small but significant miracle: he wrests the Holocaust out of the clutches of stereotypes.

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  • In "Austerlitz," W.G. Sebald performs a small but significant miracle: he wrests the Holocaust out of the clutches of stale cliche.

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