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Compiègne

[kawn-pyen-yuh]
noun
  1. a city in N France, on the Oise River: nearby were signed the armistices between the Allies and Germany 1918, and between Germany and France 1940.
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Historical Examples of compiegne

  • He is hand-in-glove with the Ministers, and has been invited to Compiegne by the Emperor.

    The Parisians, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Were you wearing it when you were taken in battle at Compiegne?

  • On the following day, Compiegne was intoxicated and transported.

    Balsamo, The Magician

    Alexander Dumas

  • He took part in the dramatic defence of Landrecies, and the stand at Compiegne.

    Caught by the Turks

    Francis Yeats-Brown

  • Several of my soldiers wished to force me back into Compiegne.


British Dictionary definitions for compiegne

Compiègne

noun
  1. a city in N France, on the Oise River: scene of the armistice at the end of World War I (1918) and of the Franco-German armistice of 1940. Pop: 41 254 (1999)
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