American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river rising near Smolensk in west-central Russia and flowing about 2,285 km (1,420 mi) southward through Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea. It has been a major commercial waterway since the ninth century.
- n. A large river flowing southerly through Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine into the Black Sea, 2,285 km long.
- n. a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea
“We are at war, the Dnieper is a battle zone, every possibility of feeding the troops must be exploited.”
“On a hill fronting the Dnieper is a huge bronze statue of St. Vladimir, who brought Christianity to his subjects at Kieff.”
“The Dnieper was a boy, and the Volga and Dvina his sisters.”
“The Dnieper is the river of time, and a bird which has flown as far as the middle of the Dnieper hangs in the air and doesn't know what to do next.”
“Dnieper" is one of those great odd-consonant-starting European cities, Like BRNO and GDANSK.”
“The Dnieper was a boy, and the Volga and Dvina his sisters. ”
“So his mother trustingly took her two-year old son to the May Day parade in Kiev, even as radiation continued to spread through the skies of Ukraine and down the Dnieper River, and on that May Day, 1986 into the body of that child, causing cancer.”
“The Dynamo home ground, Lobanovsky Dynamo Stadium with capacity 16.900 is situated in a picturesque park located in the centre of the Kyiv, close to the Dnieper River bank.”
“Gidropark, which Ms. Yemchuk likens to a "Soviet version of Coney Island," was built in 1968 on the River Dnieper as a recreational complex.”
“The Dnieper, pausing over this landscape, flowed through it in huge meandering bends.”
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