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[sah-daw-vah] /ˈsɑ dɔˌvɑ/
a village in NE Bohemia, in the W Czech Republic: Prussian victory over Austrians 1866.
Czech Sa·do·vá,
[sah-daw-vah] /ˈsɑ dɔˌvɑ/ (Show IPA)
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  • The reader knows that the day of Sadowa brought him the insignia of a general.

    Two Chancellors Julian Klaczko
  • They would forgive Solferino, to obtain vengeance for Sadowa.

  • Hungary, sullen and discontented, waited for Austria's calamity as her opportunity, and it came after the battle of Sadowa.

    Handbook of Home Rule (1887) W. E. Gladstone et al.
  • Bismarck rides his tall roan mare “Verada,” rechristened “Sadowa.”

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • Twice, since I was here before, she has had a terrible humiliation—in 1859 and in 1866—at Solferino and at Sadowa.

  • There has been gunpowder in the atmosphere we breathe ever since the battle of Sadowa.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Soon after Sadowa the Emperor tried to obtain territorial compensation from Prussia.

  • There are occasions, such as Sadowa, where a General must play his last card.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A notable case is that of the general who commanded the Austrian armies in the battle of Sadowa.

    The Note-Book of an Attache Eric Fisher Wood
  • Bavaria fought, you know, on the wrong side at Sadowa; but the result of the war left her in confederation with Prussia.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for Sadowa


a village in the Czech Republic, in NE Bohemia: scene of the decisive battle of the Austro-Prussian war (1866) in which the Austrians were defeated by the Prussians Czech name Sadová (ˈsadɔvaː)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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