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a region and former province of France between the Vosges and the Rhine.
Historical Examples

We got twenty men from Alsace on Friday—some of them badly wounded.
‘My Beloved Poilus’ Anonymous

It is especially an artistic Alsace that M. Hallays reveals to us.
In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards

But if Alsace and Lorraine be taken, there must be another war, for them and for honor.
The Letters of William James, Vol. 1 William James

For people speak their thoughts in Alsace,—nowhere more freely.
In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards

We’re in the wine vat in Leteur’s vineyard in Alsace, remember.
Tom Slade with the Boys Over There Percy K. Fitzhugh

And can you wonder that Germany finds Alsace and Lorraine restless?
The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson

In Benfelden (Alsace) a council was actually held to consider the course to be followed with regard to Jews.
History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI) Heinrich Graetz

Alsace and Lorraine had not yet been wrested from the German Empire.
The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2) Henry Martyn Baird

He was intimately acquainted with the Berlin sage, and undertook to disseminate the Pentateuch translation in Alsace.
History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

Oh, far from Paris; somewhere in Alsace, if I remember aright.
The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2) Alexandre Dumas pre

a region and former province of NE France, between the Vosges mountains and the Rhine: famous for its wines. Area: 8280 sq km (3196 sq miles) Ancient name Alsatia German name Elsass

region between France and Germany (disputed by them 18c.-19c.), Medieval Latin Alsatia, from Old High German *Ali-sazzo “inhabitant of the other (bank of the Rhine),” from Proto-Germanic *alja “other” + Old High German -sazzo “inhabitant,” literally “one who sits.” Alsatian was adopted 1917 by the Kennel Club for “German Shepherd dog” to avoid the wartime associations of German; the breed has no connection with Alsace.


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