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[Russian lvawf]
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  1. a city in W Ukraine: formerly in Poland.
German Lemberg.Polish Lwów [lvoof] /lvuf/.Ukrainian Lviv [lveef] /lvif/.
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Examples from the Web for lvov

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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


    John Spargo

British Dictionary definitions for lvov


  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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