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levee
used in War and Peace

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Definition
an embankment (wall or slope) that is built to prevent a river from overflowing
  • Be at the levee tomorrow after the parade.
    Book Two — 1805 (46% in)
  • The alliance with Prussia, Austria's treachery, Bonaparte's new triumph, tomorrow's levee and parade, and the audience with the Emperor Francis occupied his thoughts.
    Book Two — 1805 (51% in)
  • At the levee Prince Andrew stood among the Austrian officers as he had been told to, and the Emperor Francis merely looked fixedly into his face and just nodded to him with his long head.
    Book Two — 1805 (54% in)
  • Soon after his arrival Prince Andrew, as a gentleman of the chamber, presented himself at court and at a levee.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (9% in)
  • Consequently, it would only have been necessary for Metternich, Rumyantsev, or Talleyrand, between a levee and an evening party, to have taken proper pains and written a more adroit note, or for Napoleon to have written to Alexander: "My respected Brother, I consent to restore the duchy to the Duke of Oldenburg"—and there would have been no war.
    Book Nine — 1812 (1% in)

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