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Wilhelmstrasse

[vil-helm-shtrah-suh] /ˈvɪl hɛlmˌʃtrɑ sə/
noun
1.
a street in Berlin, Germany: location of the German foreign office and other government buildings until 1945.
2.
(formerly) the foreign office and policies of the German government.
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  • The last time I was there, I looked down the Wilhelmstrasse and it got up and threatened me.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • Petersburg was then in the throes of a general strike—which the Wilhelmstrasse had engineered.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • But no more than the troupe of white-collared comedians in Wilhelmstrasse or Washington.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • "Merely that the Wilhelmstrasse is skillful, Herr Windt," he replied.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • He has already written to the Wilhelmstrasse in your behalf.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • You can imagine the effect of this piece of news on the whole of the Wilhelmstrasse.

    Albert Ballin Bernhard Huldermann
  • And all the ingenuity of the Wilhelmstrasse would not be able to find an answer to that.

    Deutschland ber Allah E. F. Benson
  • The German revolution never took its Bastille in the Wilhelmstrasse.

    The New Germany George Young
  • We reach the Wilhelmstrasse, where we join the processions from the other meetings.

    The New Germany George Young
  • It was quite a shock on leaving to find oneself in the Wilhelmstrasse, not in Whitehall.

    The New Germany George Young
British Dictionary definitions for Wilhelmstrasse

Wilhelmstrasse

/German ˈvɪlhɛlmʃtraːsə/
noun
1.
a street in the centre of Berlin, where the German foreign office and other government buildings were situated until 1945
2.
Germany's ministry of foreign affairs until 1945
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