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Lvov

[Russian lvawf] /Russian lvɔf/
noun
1.
a city in W Ukraine: formerly in Poland.
German Lemberg.
Polish Lwów [lvoof] /lvuf/ (Show IPA).
Ukrainian Lviv [lveef] /lvif/ (Show IPA).
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  • Anything like width of outlook or unreflecting feeling is foreign to Lvov.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • We know of his order, and also know of the false report that our line to the South-East of Lvov has been broken.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Your telegram of to-day shows that you have now altered your previous decision, communicated in your name by Savinkov and Lvov.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Lvov is honest and straightforward, and he blurts out the truth without sparing himself.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • Kerensky stepped into Lvov's position as Premier and continued to address himself to the task of bringing order out of the chaos.

    Bolshevism

    John Spargo
  • July 20—Kerensky becomes premier on resignation of Prince Lvov.

British Dictionary definitions for Lvov

Lvov

/ljvɔf/
noun
1.
an industrial city in W Ukraine: it has belonged to Poland (1340–1772; 1919–39), Austria (1772–1918), Germany (1939–45), and the Soviet Union (1945–91); Ukrainian cultural centre, with a university (1661). Pop: 719 000 (2005 est) Ukrainian name Lviv Polish name Lwów German name Lemberg
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