American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of north-central France west-southwest of Paris. It is best known for its magnificent palace, built by Louis XIV in the mid-17th century, where the treaty ending World War I was signed in 1919. Population: 86,400.
- n. a city in north central France near Paris; site of the Palace of Versailles that was built by Louis XIV in the 17th century
- n. a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles
“VERSAILLES - After managing to elude a wide net cast by authorities for more than two days, a "spent" federal inmate escapee was found late afternoon Saturday lying on railroad tracks behind a Versailles stair factory.”
“VERSAILLES - The pilot killed in a single-engine plane crash was identified Friday as Dr. Keith Bryson of Bowling Green, Versailles police said.”
“VERSAILLES -- Police are seeking information about a Versailles woman who has been missing since Friday.”
“SIGNATURE OF THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES at Versailles.”
“That town so beautiful, but yet so sadly beautiful, which seemed since the last king to be bereft of its inhabitants, those broad streets in which no one was to be seen, those squares, the least of which could hold all the inhabitants of Versailles, and which could hardly contain the courtiers of the Great King, this magnificent solitude which we call Versailles, had been populated suddenly by the capital.”
“As Odile Faivre, deputy prosecutor in Versailles, told Sky News, "The man in question ... was completely naked, got up to feed his child, at which point the other occupants took him for the devil.”
“Rose of Versailles is my favorite comic book ever.”
“So to you, the Treat of Versailles is some kind of holy writ and all other treaties ought to be ignored?”
“It was a very full day topped off with a good dinner at a restaurant on the market square in Versailles and a short train ride back to bed.”
“Would it have been inevitable even if the stipulations hammered out in Versailles had been different?”
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