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Hitler had conquered Poland and Norway, vanquished Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, and was making mincemeat of the French.
Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  A European country which together with two autonomous regions in the Caribbean make up the "Kingdom of the Netherlands."  People of The Netherlands are called Dutch and their language is called Dutch.
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Strongly Associated with:   Denmark, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dutch, Holland
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People sometimes refer to The Netherlands as Holland, but North and South Holland represent only two of the twelve provinces.

Half of the Netherlands is below sea level. The capital is Amsterdam.
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  • Hitler had conquered Poland and Norway, vanquished Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, and was making mincemeat of the French.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • He meant the Netherlands Navy.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • I remember going to the empty lot where there was one such screen and watching an endless parade of tanks and jubilant German soldiers as they rolled through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France in May and June of 1940.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • It was my first time in Amsterdam; I’d seen almost nothing of the city and yet the room itself, in its bleak, drafty, sunscrubbed beauty, gave a keen sense of Northern Europe, a model of the Netherlands in miniature: whitewash and Protestant probity, co-mingled with deep-dyed luxury brought in merchant ships from the East.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • Rulers of Eurasia from the Netherlands to Pakistan?
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • I imagined that he was working on a sequel set in the Netherlands—maybe Anna’s mom and the Dutch Tulip Man end up moving there and trying to start a new life.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • They’d come from biotech companies and academia; they’d traveled from New York, England, the Netherlands, Alaska, Japan, and everywhere between to discuss the future of cell culture.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • When Otto Frank died in 1980, he willed his daughter’s manuscripts to the Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation in Amsterdam.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Confiscated from the Netherlands by the Vatican shortly after Galileo’s death.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The Dutch Reformed Church, born in the Netherlands during the Reformation, had spread throughout Europe and around the world, and even eventually became the official religion of apartheid South Africa.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • In Noah’s flood he despised Noah’s Ark; and if ever the world is to be again flooded, like the Netherlands, to kill off its rats, then the eternal whale will still survive, and rearing upon the topmost crest of the equatorial flood, spout his frothed defiance to the skies.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • In six years of combat France lost 108,000 civilians; Belgium 101,000; the Netherlands 242,000.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Where stood Belgia,—the Netherlands?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • After stops in Switzerland, Italy, and the Netherlands, I went to England, where I spent two days visiting with Oliver and Adelaide.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Martinslijn, Netherlands Edda Engels looked up from her lab bench and listened.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • He told them that he was a reporter from the Netherlands, and that his friend had been held overnight at the station in one of the cages, and had just been released.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • There’s an old, singular, beautiful Netherlands picture I once saw in an Italian gallery, of a wise old man walking in empty fields, pensive, while a thief behind cuts the string of his purse.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • They did not wait for Norway or Belgium or the Netherlands to commit an act of war.
    Franklin  Delano  Roosevelt  --  The Four Freedoms
  • Number 20: United Netherlands: Failure of Legislation for States
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The great perfume houses of England, France, and the Netherlands produced many of the first flavor compounds.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The Netherlands and Sweden highlight the differences between the big-stick approach and the legalize-and-regulate model.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Financial support from France and the Netherlands, and military support from the French army and navy, would play a large part in the outcome.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • "Your Vyndra is indeed one of the dukes," murmured Valya, pointing to a section of the map that comprised the majority of Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Holland, the name commonly used for the Seven Provinces of the Netherlands (of which Holland was the richest and most populated province), had particular appeal to Americans.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Hygelac, king of the Geats, was defeated and slain early in the sixth century, in his historical invasion of the Netherlands, by a combined army of Frisians, Franks, and Hugs.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • The young Dutch officer gave a perfunctory glance at their luggage and passports and announced in awkward, throaty English, "I hope you have a pleasant stay in the Netherlands."
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • The remaining northernmost areas of "Scandinavia" and "The Netherlands" were the lesser satellites; the impact of their destruction was not comparable to that of the lower compounds and the time element spared them.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • To the People of the State of New York: THE United Netherlands are a confederacy of republics, or rather of aristocracies of a very remarkable texture, yet confirming all the lessons derived from those which we have already reviewed.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • It went on to say that despite "recent setbacks"—Koop snorted at this veiled reference to the Operation Market Garden disaster—an Allied victory in Europe was inevitable and the liberation of all the Netherlands was at hand.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • It was a splendid portrait, painted by a renowned artist, executed tastefully in the style—as suggested by its subject—of the old masters and awakening in the observer all sorts of images of the late Middle Ages in the Spanish Netherlands.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • You Belge! you liberty-lover of the Netherlands!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • People of the Netherlands, stand up and take action.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The United Netherlands is a confederacy of aristocrats.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • National color of the Netherlands, of course.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • 2 The United Netherlands has seven equal, sovereign provinces.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Pimps in the Netherlands still offer underage girls, and trafficking and forced prostitution continue.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "You do love symbols," I said, hoping to steer the conversation back toward the many symbols of the Netherlands at our picnic.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • For example, let’s compare the wealth of the United Netherlands to Russia, Germany, or France.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The United Netherlands has the higher wealth; the three other nations have immense land and much larger populations.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The radio was on, and a voice said that fifty-six men had died on the lake tankers that were blown up and that the governor of the Netherlands’ West Indies had appealed to Washington for help.
    Theodore Taylor  --  The Cay
  • In the Netherlands, legalization has facilitated health checkups for women in the legal brothels, but there’s no evidence that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or HIV has declined.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • AIA was the only book Peter Van Houten had written, and all anyone seemed to know about him was that after the book came out he moved from the United States to the Netherlands and became kind of reclusive.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • He’d told the paper’s secret readers that Operation Rosebranch was an attempt by the Germans to depopulate the Netherlands.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • In 2000, the Netherlands formally legalized prostitution (which had always been tolerated) in the belief that it would then be easier to provide health and labor checks to prostitutes, and to keep minors and trafficking victims from taking up the trade.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In Dink’s home in the Netherlands, with three generations under Russian hegemony, perhaps it was all controlled, but Ender knew that lies could not last long in America.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • In the middle of the Netherlands, then a bit east.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • And you said he was dropped with a parachute into the Netherlands?
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • The Netherlands had been too long allied with Britain, as a matter of commercial advantage.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • His weekly conference in Apeldoorn with Artur von Seyss-Inquart, the Reichskommissar for the Netherlands, was scheduled for the following afternoon.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Netherlands [3] , Denmark [4] , Dutch [1] , Holland [2] , Dutch [1] , Holland [2] , Denmark [4] , Scandinavia [4]
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