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Borodino

[bawr-uh-dee-noh, bor-; Russian buh-ruh-dyi-naw]
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noun
  1. a village in the W Russian Federation, 70 miles (113 km) W of Moscow: Napoleon's victory here made possible the capture of Moscow, 1812.
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Examples from the Web for borodino

Historical Examples

  • This would have been a justifiable confidence had Borodino been decisive.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • Why and how were the battles of Shevardino and Borodino given and accepted?

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • At the battle of Borodino Napoleon shot at no one and killed no one.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • This letter was brought to Pierre's house when he was on the field of Borodino.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • He again slept as he had done at Mozhaysk after the battle of Borodino.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy


British Dictionary definitions for borodino

Borodino

noun
  1. a village in E central Russia, about 110 km (70 miles) west of Moscow: scene of a battle (1812) in which Napoleon defeated the Russians but irreparably weakened his army
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