American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of east-central Germany south-southwest of Leipzig. Founded by Slavs in the 12th century, it passed to Bohemia in 1327 and to Saxony in 1466 and became a textile-milling center in the 15th century. Population: 68,400.
“He could not recall Plauen having talked much about the modern Empire, except to label it a weakling, lost in fantasies of its past, battling for life in a hostile age, constantly stalked by hostile intrigues.”
“And with the Cold War still going full tilt, every kid with a sense of self in Pinsk, Plauen and Plovdiv hungered to listen to rock music and wanted a copy of Rolling Stone.”
“Schlosser visits a McDonald's in Plauen, a grim town in what used to be East Germany, and concedes that it's "the nicest, cleanest, brightest place" around.”
“In Plauen, in Germany's southeast, a 28-year-old woman is in custody for allegedly killing her three babies.”
“Yet Plauen kept returning, as if there were a point he and Anyeck kept missing.”
“Plauen and the Safire attacked the Toal with the puny spells at their command.”
“Gathrid saw his father turn to Plauen, heard him tell the Brother that now was the time to do something.”
“Plauen slammed his book back into its protective case.”
“Poor dead Plauen, whose candle had been extinguished by the Mindak's whirlwind.”
“Then Plauen was behind them, smiling a distant smile.”
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