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Kutuzov

[koo-too-zawf, -zof; Russian koo-too-zuh f] /kʊˈtu zɔf, -zɒf; Russian kuˈtu zəf/
noun
1.
Mikhail Ilarionovich
[myi-khuh-yeel ee-luh-ryi-aw-nuh-vyich] /myɪ xʌˈyil i lə ryɪˈɔ nə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
Prince of Smolensk, 1745–1813, Russian field marshal and diplomat.
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Historical Examples
  • You don't know how Kutuzov is pestered since his appointment as Commander in Chief.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Braunau was the headquarters of the commander-in-chief, Kutuzov.

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  • "We all have our weaknesses," said Kutuzov smiling and walking away from him.

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  • It was evident that Kutuzov himself listened with pleasure to his own voice.

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  • "Give me that letter," said Kutuzov turning to Prince Andrew.

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  • The door of the private room opened and Kutuzov appeared in the doorway.

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  • Kutuzov himself, he was told, was in the house with Prince Bagration and Weyrother.

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  • Kutuzov himself with all his transport took the road to Znaim.

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  • Kutuzov with his transport had still to march for some days before he could reach Znaim.

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  • Except your Kutuzov, there is not a single Russian in command of a column!

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British Dictionary definitions for Kutuzov

Kutuzov

/Russian kuˈtuzəf/
noun
1.
Prince Mikhail Ilarionovich (mixaˈil iləriˈɔnəvitʃ). 1745–1813, Russian field marshal, who harried the French army under Napoleon throughout their retreat from Moscow (1812–13)
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