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Gorki

[gawr-kee; Russian gawr-kyee]
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noun
  1. Also Gorky. Max·im [mak-sim; Russian muh-ksyeem] /ˈmæk sɪm; Russian mʌˈksyim/Aleksey Maksimovich Pyeshkov, 1868–1936, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist.
  2. former name (1932–91) of Nizhni Novgorod.
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Historical Examples

  • One often thinks of Gorki in reading Baroja, mainly because of the contrast.

    Rosinante to the Road Again

    John Dos Passos

  • Gorki soon gave up this task, which was too exhausting for him.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • Unfortunately Gorki endows his characters with too elevated a philosophy.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • And yet it first arouses our suspicion of the probity and reality of Gorki's types.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald

  • In the novel, "Three Men," Gorki leaves the world of vagrants.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald


British Dictionary definitions for gorki

Gorki1

Gorky

noun
  1. the former name (until 1991) of Nizhni Novgorod
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Gorki2

Gorky

noun
  1. Maxim (makˈsim), pen name of Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov. 1868–1936, Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer, noted for his depiction of the outcasts of society. His works include the play The Lower Depths (1902), the novel Mother (1907), and an autobiographical trilogy (1913–23)
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