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a league formed by the principal sovereigns of Europe in 1815 with the professed object of promoting Christian brotherhood but the practical object of repressing democratic revolutions and institutions. The English and Turkish rulers and Pope Pius VII did not join the league.
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How to use Holy Alliance in a sentence
The poet, who went to fight for Greece and died there, typified "the holy alliance of poetry with the cause of the peoples."The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
If anything could have disarmed the wrath of this Holy Alliance, the manner in which these words were uttered might have done so.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever
What would not have been my fate, if I once had been in the grasp of the Holy Alliance!!
We can easily fancy the despots of Europe forming another holy alliance, for the laudable purpose of suppressing democracy.Popery! As it Was and as it Is|William Hogan
Revolution lifted its head again in the face of the Holy Alliance, its first field being Spain.Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century|Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for Holy Alliance
a document advocating government according to Christian principles that was signed in 1815 by the rulers of Russia, Prussia, and Austria
the informal alliance that resulted from this agreement
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