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Hague

 (hāg), The or 's Gra·ven·ha·ge (skrä′vən-hä′gə, sKHrä′vən-hä′KHə)
The de facto capital of the Netherlands, in the western part of the country near the North Sea. The Hague grew around a palace built c. 1250 by William of Holland (1228-1256) and is today the seat of the country's legislature and supreme court and of the International Court of Justice.

Hague

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n
(Placename) The Hague the seat of government of the Netherlands and capital of South Holland province, situated about 3 km (2 miles) from the North Sea. Pop: 464 000 (2003 est). Dutch names: 's Gravenhage or Den Haag

Hague

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n
(Biography) William Jefferson. born 1961, British politician; leader of the Conservative party (1997–2001); foreign secretary from 2010; as a writer he is noted for his biography of William Pitt the Younger (2004)

Hague

(heɪg)

n.
The, a city in the W Netherlands, near the North Sea: site of the government and the royal residence. 444,313. Dutch, Den Haag , 's Gravenhage. Compare Amsterdam.
Translations

Hague

[heɪg] N The HagueLa Haya

Hague

[ˈheɪg] n
The Hague → La Haye

Hague

n the HagueDen Haag nt; in the Haguein Den Haag; the Hague Conventions (Pol) → die Haager Abkommen; the Hague Tribunal (Pol) → der Internationale Gerichtshof

Hague

[heɪg] n the Haguel'Aia
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Indeed, the preceding year, the royal houses of Holland, Austria, and England had concluded a treaty of alliance at the Hague, with the intention of plucking the crown of Spain from the head of Philip V, and placing it on that of an archduke to whom they prematurely gave the title of Charles III.
The rendezvous was given, by calculating each day's march, a fortnight from that time upon the chief place at the Hague.
A fortnight after all we have said had taken place at Calais, the whole troop assembled at the Hague.
had a little cooled the protection afforded him up to that time, and in consequence he had gone to reside in a little village house at Scheveningen, situated in the downs, on the sea-shore, about a league from the Hague.
You will find parallel cases, if you consult my index, in Andover in '77, and there was something of the sort at The Hague last year.
We went in this way as far as Rotterdam, and later went to The Hague, where the Peace Conference was then in session, and where we were kindly received by the American representatives.
And was not this a sweet triumph for the burghers of the Hague, whose envy even beat that of the common rabble; a triumph in which every honest citizen and townsman might be expected to share?
Besides which," the fierce enemies of France chimed in, "if the work were done well and bravely at the Hague, Cornelius would certainly not be allowed to go into exile, where he will renew his intrigues with France, and live with his big scoundrel of a brother, John, on the gold of the Marquis de Louvois.
And even a world-disarmament was seriously considered at the Convention of the Powers, held at The Hague at that time.
GOLF AT THE HAGUE Among the entrants for the tournament which commences to-morrow, are several well-known English players, including Mr.
Nor was their belief much shaken by repeated intelligence which came over in course of time, that an old man who wore the tie of his neckcloth under one ear, and who was very well known to be an Englishman, consorted with the Dutchmen on the quaint banks of the canals of the Hague and in the drinking-shops of Amsterdam, under the style and designation of Mynheer von Flyntevynge.
To conclude: having stayed near four months in Hamburgh, I came from thence by land to the Hague, where I embarked in the packet, and arrived in London the 10th of January 1705, having been absent from England ten years and nine months.