a fortified seaport in southern Crimea, in southeastern Ukraine: famous for its heroic resistance during sieges of 349 days in 1854–55, and 245 days in 1941–42.
- Ukrainian Se·vas·to·pil .
- Also Sebastopol .
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How to use Sevastopol in a sentence
Three other mules from the Crimean city of Sevastopol were detained at a road checkpoint with $400,000 in cash on them.Ukraine Foreign Minister Speaks of Mistrust—and a Truce | Jamie Dettmer | April 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That same night they were picked up they were taken to a Russian navy base in Sevastopol and each was put in a separate cell.Ukrainian Women Kidnapped by Russians in Crimea Tell Their Tale | Anna Nemtsova | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Next morning when we were approaching Sevastopol, it was damp, unpleasant weather; the ship rocked.The Darling and Other Stories | Anton Chekhov
They reached Sevastopol in the evening and stopped at an hotel to rest and go on the next day to Yalta.The Lady With The Dog and Other Stories | Anton Chekhov
Many of them would sail to Kertch or Sevastopol and come straight back without their cargoes being broached.The Shellback's Progress | Walter Runciman
Sofya Matveyevna told her after a fashion, giving a very brief account of herself, however, beginning with Sevastopol.The Possessed | Fyodor Dostoevsky
He died at Warsaw on the 30th of May 1861, and was buried, in accordance with his own wish, at Sevastopol.
British Dictionary definitions for Sevastopol
a port, resort, and naval base in S Ukraine, in the Crimea, on the Black Sea: captured and destroyed by British, French, and Turkish forces after a siege of 11 months (1854–55) during the Crimean War; taken by the Germans after a siege of 8 months (1942) during World War II. Pop: 338 000 (2005 est): English name: Sebastopol
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