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Moltke

[mawlt-kuh]
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noun
  1. Hel·muth Karl [hel-moot kahrl] /ˈhɛl mut kɑrl/, 1800–91, Prussian field marshal: chief of staff 1858–88.
  2. his nephewHelmuth Jo·han·nes [yoh-hah-nuh s] /yoʊˈhɑ nəs/, Count von,1848–1916, German general: chief of staff 1906–14.
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Examples from the Web for moltke

Historical Examples

  • Meantime he went out and was closeted again with Moltke and His Majesty.

    Blood and Iron

    John Hubert Greusel

  • Only that grim trio, Bismarck, Moltke and Roon, knew the contrary.

  • I felt as Moltke must have felt when he closed the circle at Sedan.

    Scally

    Ian Hay

  • It says with Moltke: "Eternal peace is only a dream, and not even a beautiful dream!"

  • Moltke named one man after another and the Emperor shook his head.


British Dictionary definitions for moltke

Moltke

noun
  1. Count Helmuth Johannes Ludwig von (ˈhɛlmuːt joˈhanəs ˈluːtvɪç fɔn). 1848–1916, German general; chief of the German general staff (1906–14)
  2. his uncle Count Helmuth Karl Bernhard von (ˈhɛlmuːt karl ˈbɛrnhart fɔn). 1800–91, German field marshal; chief of the Prussian general staff (1858–88)
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