[ nee-muhn; Polish nye-men ]
/ ˈni mən; Polish ˈnyɛ mɛn /
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a river in the W Soviet Union in Europe, flowing into the Baltic: called Memel in its lower course. 565 miles (910 km) long.
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How to use Niemen in a sentence
In the retreat across the Niemen he proved himself absolutely incapable of reorganising a beaten force.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Napoleon hummed the well-known air, "Marlbrook s'en va la guerre," when he crossed the Niemen to commence the Moscow campaign.
At Tilsit on a raft in the river Niemen the two Emperors greet each other with a kiss.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
The two emperors met on a raft in the middle of the Niemen at Tilsit, and there came to an understanding.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
Napoleon had crossed the river Niemen in June of this year with an invading army of 400,000 men.
British Dictionary definitions for Niemen
/ (ˈnjɛmɛn) /
the Polish name for the Neman
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