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[sim-beersk; Russian syim-byeersk] /sɪmˈbɪərsk; Russian syɪmˈbyirsk/
former name of Ulyanovsk. Unabridged
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  • I left Simbirsk with a troubled conscience; a secret remorse oppressed me.

    Marie Alexander Pushkin
  • He came last winter to Moscow for a short time, and then went with a family to Simbirsk.

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • At home in the Simbirsk province the stars were quite different, and so was the sky.

  • Vladimir Ulyanov was born in 1870, at Simbirsk, in central Russia.


    John Spargo
  • He was born in Simbirsk, central Russia, forty-eight years ago, being a scion of the minor landed nobility.

  • In that town she met a student, Turin, the son of a district governor in the Simbirsk province, and fell in love with him.

  • At home in the Simbirsk province the stars and the sky were altogether different.

  • I could not but admit to myself that my conduct at the inn at Simbirsk had been very silly, and I felt guilty toward Saveliitch.

    Marie Alexander Pushkin
  • Information respecting him may be asked of all the young ladies in the districts of Tamboff and Simbirsk.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
  • You are probably reckoning on my speedy departure to Simbirsk, and hoping I may not have time to settle your business.

    Short Stories Fiodor Dostoievski
British Dictionary definitions for Simbirsk


/Russian simˈbirsk/
the former name (until 1924) of Ulyanovsk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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