Definitions

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

  • See Kisangani.

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Examples

  • On Sunday, before the fighting spread, the city formerly known as Stanleyville was a nervous microcosm of the divided rebel movement and its feuding patrons: Wamba was holed up in a downtown hotel under the protection of Ugandan troops, while Rwandan soldiers and their Congolese rebel allies patrolled the rest of the town.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Formerly called Stanleyville, the port city of 300,000 was once known across the continent as a vibrant center for diamond runners, gold miners and foreign entrepreneurs.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Formerly called Stanleyville, it was once known across Africa as a vibrant meeting spot for diamond runners, gold miners and foreign businessmen.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said columns moving in from the northeast and the south were expected to take the city - once known as Stanleyville - "within days."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Here we spent the night on the boat and early the following morning boarded a special train for Stanleyville, which is only six hours distant by rail.

    An African Adventure

  • In 2002, Nkunda "brutally suppressed a mutiny in Kisangani, a key trading town formerly known as Stanleyville that sits on a broad bend in the Congo River.

    Bruce Wilson: Rick Warren's African Allies Tied To Massacres, Sex-Slavery, Forced Labor, Concentration Camps

  • In the Congo in 1964, Simba rebels, who believed that witchcraft made them bulletproof, had briefly occupied Stanleyville and still threatened it.

    Looking Back On the Spy Life

  • (Soundbite of water flowing) QUIST-ARCTON: Present-day Kisangani used to be colonial Stanleyville, named after the American journalist and adventurer who, along with Livingstone, earned fame by finding the source of the Congo River, near the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

    Congo River Pulses Life Into African Nation

  • (Soundbite of water flowing) QUIST-ARCTON: Present-day Kisangani used to be colonial Stanleyville, named after the American journalist and adventurer who, along with Livingstone, earned fame by finding the source of the Congo River near the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

    Congo River Pulses Life Into African Nation

  • I was born, to be precise, behind the locked doors of a Carmelite convent in the town of Kisangani, or Stanleyville as was, being delivered by nuns who had vowed to keep their mouths shut, which to anybody but me sounds funny, surreal or plain invented.

    the mission song

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