Alexander, 1921–92, Czechoslovakian political leader: first secretary of the Communist Party 1968–69.
Alexander (ˈaleksandə). 1921–92, Czechoslovak statesman. His reforms as first secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party prompted the Russian invasion of 1968
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Androuet [ahn-droo-e] /ɑ̃ druˈɛ/ (Show IPA), . Historical Examples He it was, if it were any du Cerceau, who planned and began the Place Royale. The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume II (of 2) Benjamin Ellis Martin This eminent authority inclines to the belief that the new design was due to du […]
Abraham [a-bra-am] /a braˈam/ (Show IPA), 1610–88, French naval commander. a city in SW Pennsylvania, on the Monongahela River. Fort. . Historical Examples Duquesne studied the metal, and was shaken out of his habitual taciturnity. The Skylark of Space Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby I’ll take my men off Duquesne, now that we’ve […]
Alexandre [a-lek-sahn-druh] /a lɛkˈsɑ̃ drə/ (Show IPA), (“Dumas père”) 1802–70, and his son, Alexandre, (“Dumas fils”), 1824–95, French dramatists and novelists. Jean-Baptiste André [zhahn-ba-teest ahn-drey] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist ɑ̃ˈdreɪ/ (Show IPA), 1800–84, French chemist. a town in N Texas. (in Russia prior to 1917) a council or official assembly. (initial capital letter) an elective legislative assembly, […]
Albrecht [ahl-brekht] /ˈɑl brɛxt/ (Show IPA), 1471–1528, German painter and engraver. Contemporary Examples Her work has an inspired completion and accuracy that recalls artists like durer or Vermeer. Alice Munro, Cinderella Story Gish Jen October 11, 2013 Historical Examples durer, deeply moved by the thought of the time, put its very essence into his works. […]
Alexander, 1798–1869, Scottish editor. Historical Examples As there is no such word known in English as ‘prenzie,’ the 2nd folio read princely, Hanmer priestly, which Mr. Dyce adopts. The Shakespeare-Expositor: An Aid to the Perfect Understanding of Shakespeare’s Plays Thomas Keightley Dyce reads “enthrill’d” (a word that I do not remember to have seen). The […]