Ruritania


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Ruritania

(ˌrʊərɪˈteɪnɪə; -njə)
n
1. (Placename) an imaginary kingdom of central Europe: setting of several novels by English novelist Anthony Hope (1863–1933), esp The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an imaginary kingdom of central Europe: setting of several novels by English novelist Anthony Hope (1863–1933), esp The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
3. (Placename) any setting of adventure, romance, and intrigue
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any setting of adventure, romance, and intrigue
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Noun1.Ruritania - an imaginary kingdom in central Europe; often used as a scene for intrigue and romance
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Friday, Sky Movies Premiere, 8pm PREMIERE Young bellhop Tony Revolori is tutored in the rules of refinement by concierge Ralph Fiennes (above), a fastidious bon vivant behind bars in Ruritania between the wars.
In the story Hope crafted, red hair is the characteristic feature of both the "English gentleman" Rudolf Rassendyll and his distant cousin Rudolf V, scion of the royal Elphberg family and titular king of Ruritania.
The discussion shall now return to the argument that characterization of proprietary restitutionary claims as property may be open to abuse: for example, could General Thahir's wife have transferred the money, which had long been deposited in Singapore, over to her Ruritanian account, having learned that the domestic law of Ruritania did not recognize the claimant's proprietary interest in the fund?
There are times, folks, when I think we live in Ruritania.
In spite of the realistic geopolitical allusions to war-time Attica, the plots invariably involve phantasmagoria similar to those More would create in his Utopia or Hope in Ruritania.
In reality, it is an uneasy alliance of nobs and slobs; Ruritania with tattoos.
When the villainous Rupert of Hentzau intercepts a scandalous love letter written from the Queen of Ruritania to Rudolph Rassendyll, Rassendyll has no choice but to resume his impersonation of King Rudolph.
Poverty in Ruritania is, then, predominantly a Ruritanian problem with regard to both its cause and its cure.
Is it Bacteria, Concordia, Freedonia, Ruritania or Vulgaria ?
A Johnny-Foreigner to boot, he comes from the romantic land of Ruritania.
Somehow this was not England 1981 - this was Ruritania and the year was 1863.