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  • proper n. A city in Belarus

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

  • n. an industrial city in the European part of Russia; birthplace of Maksim Gorky
  • n. Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts

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Examples

  • In the middle of the anti-imperialist bandstand* several friends and I unfurled a cloth with the name Gorki on it, to demand the release from jail -- in August of 2008 -- of that punk rock musician charged with "pre-criminal dangerousness."

    Yoani Sanchez: Will Miami's Cubans Let Pablo Milanes Sing?

  • I was sure of my safety, so I could visit my wife in Gorki, and could do science.

    Vitaly L. Ginzburg - Autobiography

  • He called Gorki Street “Broadway” and said “good-bye” and “okay” to Russians.

    Staying Tuned

  • He chose to write under the name Gorki, which means "bitter," a happy appellation for this modern

    Essays on Russian Novelists

  • It was here (when the village was just called Gorki) that Lenin, in ill health after the revolution, retreated to his Doric-columned mansion at the end of Birch Alley.

    Escape From Moscow:

  • His house has been preserved as a museum (called the Gorki-Leninskiye estate), but unlike most museums glorifying the life of the revolutionary leader, this one tells the story of Lenin as a dying man.

    Escape From Moscow:

  • The second time I met Claudia Cadelo we were holding up -- each of us by one corner -- a piece of sheet with the name "Gorki".

    Yoani Sanchez: A Young Woman's Courage: She Jumps At Noises But Faces A Beating From State Security

  • Denis Sinyakov/Reuters CHEESE: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, center, and members of Russia's synchronized swimming and rowing teams posed for a photo during an awards ceremony at the Gorki presidential residence outside Moscow Tuesday.

    Photos of the Day: Nov. 23

  • Afterward, I learned that thanks to his mediation, we hadn't slept that night in a dungeon, and that he had also interceded to get Gorki returned to the streets.

    Yoani Sanchez: Will Miami's Cubans Let Pablo Milanes Sing?

  • You remember Gorki, the Russian patriot, when he came to New York, aflame with passion for the

    THEFT

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