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The Danube


"We’re taking a cruise down the Danube."
Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  the 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea
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The Danube Danube River
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Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade are on the banks of the Danube.
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  • "We’re taking a cruise down the Danube."
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The Danube in Austria makes not for its current so thick a veil in winter, nor the Don yonder under the cold sky, as there was here; for if Tambernich [1] had fallen thereupon, or Pietrapana,[2] it would not even at the edge have given a creak.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Who was it but one of my own race who as Voivode crossed the Danube and beat the Turk on his own ground?
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • My brother bought it while he was in Germany, at Tottlingen, near the sources of the Danube, as well as the little ivory-handled knife which I use at table.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • The weather had cleared again since noon and the sun was descending brightly upon the Danube and the dark hills around it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • When the Potentate from the Danube made his appearance, the conversation was carried on in the French language, and the Lady Bareacres and the younger ladies found, to their farther mortification, that Mrs. Crawley was much better acquainted with that tongue, and spoke it with a much better accent than they.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • They’ve flown over Vienna, rushed along the Danube, and floated above military camps and the Ministry of War.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Through Graz and Linz, then northwest toward Passau, the Danube, through the dark, through Regensburg and midnight Nurnberg.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • …the coming of the Roman; fellows who, what time they are not in training, may be seen strolling through the king’s gardens or sitting with the guards at the palace gates; or possibly they are visitors from Caesarea, Sebaste, or Jericho; in which Herod, more Greek than Jew, and with all a Roman’s love of games and bloody spectacles, has built vast theaters, and now keeps schools of fighting-men, drawn, as is the custom, from the Gallic provinces or the Slavic tribes on the Danube.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • You neighbor of the Danube!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass

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  • Nicholas Rostov turned away and, as if searching for something, gazed into the distance, at the waters of the Danube, at the sky, and at the sun.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "Day before yesterday, on the Danube," answered the soldier.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And off they go and take the bridge, cross it, and now with their whole army are on this side of the Danube, marching on us, you, and your lines of communication.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The impression I had was that we were leaving the West and entering the East; the most western of splendid bridges over the Danube, which is here of noble width and depth, took us among the traditions of Turkish rule.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • On the twenty-eighth of October Kutuzov with his army crossed to the left bank of the Danube and took up a position for the first time with the river between himself and the main body of the French.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • One of the more imaginative and least intelligent of them said they would go by submarine up the Danube to seize Vienna.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Yet he might have united them to his empire and in a single reign would have extended Russia from the Gulf of Bothnia to the mouths of the Danube.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • At the bend of the Danube, vessels, an island, and a castle with a park surrounded by the waters of the confluence of the Enns and the Danube became visible, and the rocky left bank of the Danube covered with pine forests, with a mystic background of green treetops and bluish gorges.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • At the bend of the Danube, vessels, an island, and a castle with a park surrounded by the waters of the confluence of the Enns and the Danube became visible, and the rocky left bank of the Danube covered with pine forests, with a mystic background of green treetops and bluish gorges.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • At the bend of the Danube, vessels, an island, and a castle with a park surrounded by the waters of the confluence of the Enns and the Danube became visible, and the rocky left bank of the Danube covered with pine forests, with a mystic background of green treetops and bluish gorges.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Also, as we are masters of Ulm, we cannot be deprived of the advantage of commanding both sides of the Danube, so that should the enemy not cross the Lech, we can cross the Danube, throw ourselves on his line of communications, recross the river lower down, and frustrate his intention should he try to direct his whole force against our faithful ally.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Also, as we are masters of Ulm, we cannot be deprived of the advantage of commanding both sides of the Danube, so that should the enemy not cross the Lech, we can cross the Danube, throw ourselves on his line of communications, recross the river lower down, and frustrate his intention should he try to direct his whole force against our faithful ally.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She is the Czarina Catherine, and she sail from Doolittle’s Wharf for Varna, and thence to other ports and up the Danube.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • They were so excited by the prospect of peace that they spurred their horses all the way to the Danube.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • As I knew that he wanted to get back to Transylvania, I felt sure that he must go by the Danube mouth, or by somewhere in the Black Sea, since by that way he come.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Just as formerly he had fled back over the Danube from Turkey Land.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • As he fled back over the Danube, leaving his forces to be cut to pieces, so now he is intent on being safe, careless of all.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He had been paid for his work by an English bank note, which had been duly cashed for gold at the Danube International Bank.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • After four days’ hard ride during which they ate little, slept little, and did not shave or change their clothes, they found themselves on the plains that led to the Danube.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • And so, my dear Madam Mina, it is that we have to rest for a time, for our enemy is on the sea, with the fog at his command, on his way to the Danube mouth.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Quincey Morris, you see the Vice Consul, and get his aid with his fellow in Galatz and all he can do to make our way smooth, so that no times be lost when over the Danube.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • And there rose before him the Danube at bright noonday: reeds, the Russian camp, and himself a young general without a wrinkle on his ruddy face, vigorous and alert, entering Potemkin’s gaily colored tent, and a burning sense of jealousy of "the favorite" agitated him now as strongly as it had done then.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I see the long river-stripes of the earth, I see the Amazon and the Paraguay, I see the four great rivers of China, the Amour, the Yellow River, the Yiang-tse, and the Pearl, I see where the Seine flows, and where the Danube, the Loire, the Rhone, and the Guadalquiver flow, I see the windings of the Volga, the Dnieper, the Oder, I see the Tuscan going down the Arno, and the Venetian along the Po, I see the Greek seaman sailing out of Egina bay.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • …of Bonaparte, encountering a population that was unfriendly to it, losing confidence in its allies, suffering from shortness of supplies, and compelled to act under conditions of war unlike anything that had been foreseen, the Russian army of thirty-five thousand men commanded by Kutuzov was hurriedly retreating along the Danube, stopping where overtaken by the enemy and fighting rearguard actions only as far as necessary to enable it to retreat without losing its heavy equipment.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Though the troops were ill-clad, exhausted, and had lost a third of their number in killed, wounded, sick, and stragglers; though a number of sick and wounded had been abandoned on the other side of the Danube with a letter in which Kutuzov entrusted them to the humanity of the enemy; and though the big hospitals and the houses in Krems converted into military hospitals could no longer accommodate all the sick and wounded, yet the stand made at Krems and the victory over Mortier raised…
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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Associated words [difficulty]:   The Danube [8] , The Hudson [2] , Rio Grande River [3] , The Seine [4] , The Thames [4] , Ganges [5] , The Charles [5] , The Tiber [5] , Euphrates [7] , The Tigris [7] , The Volga [7] , Amazon River [8] , Rubicon [9] , The Elbe [9] , The Yangtze [9] , Yellow River [9]
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