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Definition A European country (sometimes called Holland) 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. Netherlands literally means "lower countries". Much of the country is reclaimed land that is below sea level. The country is also known for canals, tulip fields, windmills, and bicycling.
  • About half of the Netherlands is a meter or less above sea level with 17% falling below sea level.
Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • People in the Netherlands are called Dutch, and their language is called Dutch.
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • In six years of combat France lost 108,000 civilians; Belgium 101,000; the Netherlands 242,000.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • The Netherlands began to test ground beef for E. coli 0157:H7 in 1989.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Netherlands = A European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • 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
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • They did not wait for Norway or Belgium or the Netherlands to commit an act of war.
    Franklin  Delano  Roosevelt  --  The Four Freedoms
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • Confiscated from the Netherlands by the Vatican shortly after Galileo's death.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • 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
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • 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
  • Netherlands = A European country that literally means "lower countries" and is known for fields of tulips
  • NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Netherlands = A European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • 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
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • 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
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • 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
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • 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
  • Netherlands = A European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • The first is that he and I were the only Westerners in the audience; we had come from our home in the Netherlands only a few weeks earlier, so I had not yet adjusted to the cultural isolation and still felt it acutely.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Netherlands = A European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • 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
  • Netherlands = a European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • At the end of the hallway, a huge book, bigger than a dictionary, contained the names of the 103,000 dead from the Netherlands in the Holocaust.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Netherlands = A European country that literally means "lower countries". Much of the country is reclaimed land that is below sea level. The country is also known for canals, tulip fields, windmills, and bicycling. The country is often called Holland and the people called Dutch.
  • I looked over at Augustus, who was staring out the window, and as we dipped below the low-hung clouds, I straightened my back to see the Netherlands.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Netherlands = A European country that literally means "lower countries". Much of the country is reclaimed land that is below sea level. The country is also known for canals, tulip fields, windmills, and bicycling. The country is often called Holland and the people called Dutch.
  • The great perfume houses of England, France, and the Netherlands produced many of the first flavor compounds.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Netherlands = A European country (sometimes called Holland) and that literally means "lower countries"
  • "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
Netherlands = A European country that literally means "lower countries". Much of the country is reclaimed land that is below sea level. The country is also known for canals, tulip fields, windmills, and bicycling. The country is often called Holland and the people called Dutch.

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