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Pe·ters·burg

 (pē′tərz-bûrg′)
An independent city of southeast Virginia on the Appomattox River south of Richmond. It was captured by Union forces after a prolonged siege (June 15, 1864-April 3, 1865) near the end of the Civil War.

Petersburg

(ˈpiːtəzˌbɜːɡ)
n
(Placename) a city in SE Virginia, on the Appomattox River: scene of prolonged fighting (1864–65) during the final months of the American Civil War. Pop: 33 091 (2003 est)

Pe•ters•burg

(ˈpi tərzˌbɜrg)

n.
a city in SE Virginia: besieged by Union forces 1864–65. 41,055.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Petersburg - a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
2.Petersburg - the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65)Petersburg - the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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Petersburg it was autumn--a season when, in the country, the weather is clear and keen and bright, all agricultural labour has come to an end, the great sheaves of corn are safely garnered in the byre, and the birds are flying hither and thither in clamorous flocks.
Petersburg, and even Anna Thedorovna and my father had come to loggerheads with one another, owing to the fact that he owed her money.
I am told that the Petersburg climate is bad for me, and that with my small means it is very expensive to live in Petersburg.
Leaving the school very young as a brilliant officer, he had at once got into the circle of wealthy Petersburg army men.
In Moscow he had for the first time felt, after his luxurious and coarse life at Petersburg, all the charm of intimacy with a sweet and innocent girl of his own rank, who cared for him.
He had asked someone, a little while before, to show him which was the Petersburg Side, on the banks of the Neva.
Why, here he was on the Petersburg Side already, quite close to the house
When he finds you have not gone to Pavlofsk--a terrible discovery for him--he will surely go at once to that house in Petersburg Side, and watch for you there, although only this morning you gave your word of honour not to see HER, and swore that you had not come to Petersburg for that purpose.
There was a moment, during this long, wretched walk back from the Petersburg Side, when the prince felt an irresistible desire to go straight to Rogojin's, wait for him, embrace him with tears of shame and contrition, and tell him of his distrust, and finish with it--once for all.
The Guards had already left Petersburg on the tenth of August, and her son, who had remained in Moscow for his equipment, was to join them on the march to Radzivilov.
It seems that while he was abroad this young man was allowed to do as he liked, now in Petersburg I hear he has been doing such terrible things that he has been expelled by the police.
Anatole Kuragin's father managed somehow to get his son's affair hushed up, but even he was ordered out of Petersburg.