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Niemen

[nee-muh n; Polish nye-men]
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noun
  1. a river in the W Soviet Union in Europe, flowing into the Baltic: called Memel in its lower course. 565 miles (910 km) long.
Lithuanian Nemunas.Russian Neman, Nyeman.
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Examples from the Web for niemen

Historical Examples

  • By September 23, 1914, Rennenkampf had completed his retreat behind the Niemen.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)

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  • "The withdrawal of your army beyond the Niemen, sire," replied Balashev.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • So now you want me to retire beyond the Niemen—only the Niemen?

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Boris was among the few present at the Niemen on the day the two Emperors met.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • The Niemen army had to retreat rapidly to escape destruction.


British Dictionary definitions for niemen

Niemen

noun
  1. the Polish name for the Neman
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