- n. Plural form of verst.
“Four versts from the town, near the airfield, on the road to Romanovka.”
“The countess who owned his village on the steep bank of the Volga five hundred versts from Moscow, feeling guilty for the centuries of serfdom, provided him with a scholarship to attend engineering school.”
“In order to provide them with incentives he insisted that we shall go forward for ten-twenty versts kilometers and hang the kulaks, priests, and landowners.”
“So my spirits continued to droop, but what shook them worst was an incident on the last morning of our journey when we had halted at a large village only thirty versts [twenty miles] from Starotorsk, the estate to which I was being sent.”
“That way, even if we hit the coast fifty versts either side of Yenitchi, we at least stood a decent chance of finding our road to it in the end, for we had time on our side.”
“We asked him the nearest town, and could have cried with relief when he said Yenitchi: it was only forty versts away - a couple of hours 'driving, if the beasts held up and weren't pressed too hard.”
“In its season, Monte Carlo attracted the super-rich Americans traveling over in yachts, widows both wealthy and on the prowl, and so many Russian princes and Grand Dukes that it seemed the court of St. Petersburg was replicated many miles (or versts to the Russians) away.”
“The last day of July; for a thousand versts around, Russia, our native land.”
“Timofyevna; that it had been intended to invite a wonder-working image, but that the latter had gone thirty versts away to visit a sick man.”
“I caught sight of the capital of the Caucasus in the distance, as it lay some five versts farther on, nestling between two high hills.”
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