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[French ra-mee-yee] /French ra miˈyi/
a village in central Belgium: Marlborough's defeat of the French 1706. Unabridged
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  • Two years later came the defeat of Ramillies, to be followed in three months by the disaster at Turin.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • Known for his famous victories At Blenheim and at Ramillies.

  • How lucky that Lavendale's arm was no longer round her waist, her head no longer reclining upon his Ramillies cravat!

    Mohawks, Volume 2 of 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • The newcomer was seen to be the Ramillies, with her masts and spars still uninjured.

    True Blue W.H.G. Kingston
  • In fact the allies had much the same sort of opportunity which Marlborough used with such overwhelming effect at Ramillies.

    Battles of English History H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
  • Meanwhile a fierce contest had been raging in the village of Ramillies.

    Battles of English History H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
  • It was the interval between Hochstadt and Ramillies, and the first of these victories was foretelling the second.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • The Ramillies in particular seems to have been singled out for these attempts.

    The British Navy Book Cyril Field
  • The above probably commemorates the surrender of Antwerp to the allied armies soon after the battle of Ramillies, May 27, 1706.

  • In 1706 it surrendered to Marlborough after his victory at Ramillies.

British Dictionary definitions for Ramillies


/ˈræmɪliːz; French ramiji/
a village in central Belgium where the Duke of Marlborough defeated the French in 1706
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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