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[al-sas-law-reyn, -loh-, -seys-; French al-zas-law-ren] /ˈæl sæs lɔˈreɪn, -loʊ-, -seɪs-; French al zas lɔˈrɛn/
a region in NE France, including the former provinces of Alsace and Lorraine: part of Germany 1871–1919, 1940–45. 5607 sq. mi. (14,522 sq. km).
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Alsace-Lorrainer, noun Unabridged
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  • A Frenchman all through, from the way he got worked up over Alsace-Lorraine.

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • Once we regain Alsace-Lorraine, we can be well-content to lay down our arms.

    The Destroyer Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • Carthage became as confused in its language as Alsace-Lorraine.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • On the one hand, the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine is far more recent.


    Emile Cammaerts
  • The return of Alsace-Lorraine to France was unanimously approved.

  • She constantly declared there was no Alsace-Lorraine problem.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols
  • In 1885 he was chosen to succeed Manteuffel as governor of Alsace-Lorraine.

  • The problem of Alsace-Lorraine is in a very real sense an American problem.

    Alsace-Lorraine Daniel Blumenthal.
  • (p. 39) Alsace-Lorraine was given to the German Empire unconditionally.

    Alsace-Lorraine Daniel Blumenthal.
  • That was the signal for increased persecutions in Alsace-Lorraine.

    Alsace-Lorraine Daniel Blumenthal.
British Dictionary definitions for Alsace-Lorraine


an area of NE France, comprising the modern regions of Alsace and Lorraine: under German rule 1871–1919 and 1940–44. Area: 14 522 sq km (5607 sq miles) German name Elsass-Lothringen
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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