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

  • A city of northeast France east-northeast of Paris. One of the most important cities of Roman Gaul, it was long the site of the coronation of French kings. In World War II the unconditional German surrender was signed at Allied headquarters here on May 7, 1945. Population: 185,000.

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  • n. a city in northeastern France to the east of Paris; scene of the coronation of most French kings; site of the unconditional German surrender in 1945 at the end of World War II


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  • The bombardment of Rheims is not an isolated example of German kultur.

    France Through Canadian Eyes

  • Near Rheims is a little town – hardly more than a village, but in English we have no intermediate terms such as "bourg" and "petit bourg" – where one of the new Red Cross sanitary motor units was to be seen "in action."

    Fighting France

  • Compared with the towns of the north, Rheims is relatively unharmed; but for that very reason the arrest of life seems the more futile and cruel.

    Fighting France

  • A heavy artillery duel is essentially a contest between trained observers trying to get a line on the whereabouts of the enemy's guns, and looking down on Rheims from the German hills, even a lay correspondent could sense the military necessity which would drive the French to make use of the only high spots in town from which you could see anything for observation purposes, and the equally grim necessity for the Germans to dislodge them.

    The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915

  • (The self-contradictory flashback/dream sequence/prophecy that takes place in Rheims, in Ink & Steel, for example: I could not have written that scene in 2001.

    funny how the whole world--historically--feels the urge to chase the sun to rest

  • Clovis accepted and the child was baptised by St. Remi in Rheims.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The Rheims, which is here kept right by the Vulgate ( "et qui venturus est"), so renders the words as to exclude ambiguity, "and which shall come."

    Epistles to the Seven Churches in Asia.

  • How many conversational pitfalls is "Rheims" responsible for!

    Confessions of a Book-Lover

  • You can find Eliseus in the third and fourth book of Kings in the Douay-Rheims translation of the scripture and in first and second Kings in those editions that use the Protestant book titles.

    In festo S Elisei, Prophetæ et Patri nostri

  • Marie-Antoniette or Anne Hanisset (Sister Teresa of the Holy Heart of Mary), b. at Rheims in 1740 or 1742, professed in 1764;

    27 July -- Bl Titus Brandsma, O. Carm.


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