the lowland region near the North Sea, forming the lower basin of the Rhine, Meuse, and Scheldt rivers, divided in the Middle Ages into numerous small states: corresponding to modern Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
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How to use Low Countries in a sentence
He was the primary architect of the brilliant 1940 invasion of France and the Low Countries.
Bigyns, Beguines; these were members of certain lay sisterhoods in the Low Countries, from the twelfth century onwards.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Spain invited him to return to the Low Countries, and embark in some of her maritime towns.
Mr. Grattan, too, has taken all the Low Countries to himself, and the literature of their life belongs to him.
Persecution failed to check the triumph of the new opinions in the Low Countries.History of the English People | John Richard Green
She offered Philip to fly with her boy to the Low Countries and to serve as a pretender in his hands.History of the English People | John Richard Green
British Dictionary definitions for Low Countries
the lowland region of W Europe, on the North Sea: consists of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands
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