from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Neman.


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  • A strip of country including these forests, and running parallel to the Niemen was a sort of no-man's land in the spring of 1915.

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  • In his offensive, which began on June 24, 1812, the Grande Armée crossed the Niemen River moving toward Kovno (now Kaunus in Lithuania), then began to veer further inland, following a path that led from Kovno to Vilna (Vilnius), then to Smolensk, and finally to Moscow.


  • But as Pskov fell, at the end of the 9th, the Germans were also astride the Niemen.


  • It was a natural anchor point for the advanced defense of Leningrad, serving as a hinge for a line that ran south by southeast, through Ostrov, and along the River Niemen, which lay to the southeast.


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  • The French emperor had crossed the Niemen river separating the French controlled Duchy of Warsaw from Russian-controlled Lithuania with at least 442,000 soldiers.

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  • He mounted it and rode at a gallop to one of the bridges over the Niemen, deafened continually by incessant and rapturous acclamations which he evidently endured only because it was impossible to forbid the soldiers to express their love of him by such shouting, but the shouting which accompanied him everywhere disturbed him and distracted him from the military cares that had occupied him from the time he joined the army.

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  • Having set off in the small hours of the fourteenth, accompanied by a bugler and two Cossacks, Balashev reached the French outposts at the village of Rykonty, on the Russian side of the Niemen, by dawn.

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  • Niemen, and looked through a spyglass at the streams of his troops pouring out of the Vilkavisski forest and flowing over the three bridges thrown across the river.

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