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Battle of Waterloo


Was it like this at the Battle of Waterloo?
Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  Napoleon’s last battle — ending his rule in France (1815)
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Strongly Associated with:   Waterloo
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  • Was it like this at the Battle of Waterloo?
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • At seven he painted the Battle of Waterloo with tiger-lily pollen and black-currant juice, in the absence of water-colours.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Battle of Waterloo, which he looses.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • Are you not the soldier Fernand who deserted on the eve of the battle of Waterloo?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • The battle of Waterloo could not be begun until half-past eleven o’clock, and that gave Blucher time to come up.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He was great when he visited the Emperor’s tomb at Longwood, when to these gentlemen and the young officers of the ship, Major Dobbin not being by, he described the whole battle of Waterloo and all but announced that Napoleon never would have gone to Saint Helena at all but for him, Jos Sedley.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • You could take anything you liked—I don’t know what—this glass, say; and he’d talk away about it for hours; no, not this glass; that’s a silly thing to say, I’m sorry; but something a little bigger, like the battle of Waterloo, or anything of that sort, he’d tell you things you simply wouldn’t believe.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • They could exchange their views concerning the Duke of Wellington, whose conduct in the Catholic Question had thrown such an entirely new light on his character; and speak slightingly of his conduct at the battle of Waterloo, which he would never have won if there hadn’t been a great many Englishmen at his back, not to speak of Blucher and the Prussians, who, as Mr. Tulliver had heard from a person of particular knowledge in that matter, had come up in the very nick of time; though…
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • He was defeated in the battle of Waterloo by the Duke of Wellington, and died in exile on the isle of St. Helena.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Napoleon would have won the battle of Waterloo.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • The battle of Waterloo is an enigma.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • People had just emerged from Ossian; elegance was Scandinavian and Caledonian; the pure English style was only to prevail later, and the first of the Arthurs, Wellington, had but just won the battle of Waterloo.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The winner of the battle of Waterloo was not Napoleon, who was put to flight; nor Wellington, giving way at four o’clock, in despair at five; nor Blucher, who took no part in the engagement.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • That which must be admired in the battle of Waterloo, is England; the English firmness, the English resolution, the English blood; the superb thing about England there, no offence to her, was herself.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A Those persons who wish to gain a clear idea of the battle of Waterloo have only to place, mentally, on the ground, a capital A. The left limb of the A is the road to Nivelles, the right limb is the road to Genappe, the tie of the A is the hollow road to Ohain from Braine-l’Alleud.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Jomini divides the battle of Waterloo into four moments; Muffling cuts it up into three changes; Charras alone, though we hold another judgment than his on some points, seized with his haughty glance the characteristic outlines of that catastrophe of human genius in conflict with divine chance.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Of course, we do not here pretend to furnish a history of the battle of Waterloo; one of the scenes of the foundation of the story which we are relating is connected with this battle, but this history is not our subject; this history, moreover, has been finished, and finished in a masterly manner, from one point of view by Napoleon, and from another point of view by a whole pleiad of historians.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Below, the colonel had added: "At that same battle of Waterloo, a sergeant saved my life.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "I had the good fortune to meet Lady Bareacres at the Duchess of Richmond’s ball, the night before the Battle of Waterloo.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Battle of Waterloo [8] , French and Indian War [6] , Alien and Sedition Acts [8] , XYZ Affair [9]
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