Definitions

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  • proper noun Large freshwater mountain lake in Armenia.

Etymologies

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From Armenian Սևան (Sevan).

Examples

  • From a regional base in the lakeside town of Sevan -- a collection of glum Soviet buildings scattered over a high plateau, with a decrepit ferris wheel strangely creaking in the wind at its entrance -- young Belgian psychologist Dr. Luk Van Baelen leads me on a journey into the dark world of the uncared-for mind.

    'Writing On The Edge' Excerpt: Paradise Lost For Armenian Refugees

  • From a regional base in the lakeside town of Sevan -- a collection of glum Soviet buildings scattered over a high plateau, with a decrepit ferris wheel strangely creaking in the wind at its entrance -- young Belgian psychologist Dr. Luk Van Baelen leads me on a journey into the dark world of the uncared-for mind.

    'Writing On The Edge' Excerpt: Paradise Lost For Armenian Refugees

  • The ancient people of Sevan understood this — interred saints in a world of memory.

    Humility

  • Mujahedin leaders say Sevan now wants to exclude them from a 15-member temporary council and seat only exiled intellectuals.

    The End Of A Superpower Proxy War

  • Sevan, who was in Kabul when Najibullah bolted, spent the week frantically trying to coax the new leaders to stick with the peace plan.

    The End Of A Superpower Proxy War

  • Armenialandlocked in the Lesser Caucasus Mountains; Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan) is the largest lake in this mountain range

    Geography-note

  • Armeniasoil pollution from toxic chemicals such as DDT; the energy crisis of the 1990s led to deforestation when citizens scavenged for firewood; pollution of Hrazdan (Razdan) and Aras Rivers; the draining of Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan), a result of its use as a source for hydropower, threatens drinking water supplies; restart of Metsamor nuclear power plant in spite of its location in a seismically active zone

    Environment-current issues

  • SecGen Kofi Annan (father of Kojo) goes from one high-faluting statement to another, while his “hand-picked” head of the programme, Benon Sevan (he of the useful aunt) has retired to Cyprus on a full pension.

    Claudia Rosett says it as it is

  • Geography—note: landlocked in the Lesser Caucasus Mountains; Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan) is the largest lake in this mountain range

    Armenia

  • Environment—current issues: soil pollution from toxic chemicals such as DDT; the energy crisis of the 1990s led to deforestation when citizens scavenged for firewood; pollution of Hrazdan (Razdan) and Aras Rivers; the draining of Sevana Lich (Lake Sevan), a result of its use as a source for hydropower, threatens drinking water supplies; restart of Metsamor nuclear power plant in spite of its location in a seismically active zone

    Armenia

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