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Examples from the Web for kultur
They are aggressively German in sentiment, language, character and Kultur.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
Some tame professors are paid by the State to give an impression of "Kultur."Face to Face with Kaiserism
James W. Gerard
"The artist says that you have no Kultur," I told him; for I wanted to see how he received a shock.
"I am sure that is not a proof of Kultur," I said hurriedly.
Kultur can by no means dispense with passions, vices and malignities.Gems (?) of German Thought
- (often used ironically) German civilization, esp as characterized by authoritarianism and earnestness
German, from Latin cultūra culture
Word Origin and History for kultur
1914, originally, "civilization as conceived by the Germans" (especially their own), a word from the First World War and always at first ironic, from German kultur, from Latin cultura (see culture (n.)).
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