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 (wī′mär′, vī′-)
A city of central Germany southwest of Leipzig. The capital of the duchy of Saxe-Weimar, it developed as the most important cultural center in Germany after the arrival of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1775. In 1919 the German National Assembly met here and established the Weimar Republic, which lasted until 1933.
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(German ˈvaimar)
(Placename) a city in E central Germany, in Thuringia: a cultural centre in the 18th and early 19th century; scene of the adoption (1919) of the constitution of the Weimar Republic. Pop: 64 409 (2003 est)
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(ˈvaɪ mɑr, ˈwaɪ-)

a city in Thuringia, in central Germany. 64,000.
Wei•mar′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Weimar - a German city near Leipzig; scene of the adoption in 1919 of the constitution of the Weimar Republic that lasted until 1933
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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"I'll drive all his Wurttemberg, Baden, and Weimar relations out of Germany....
His manoeuvre was, however, delayed by a boiler explosion on board the Susquehanna, and dawn found this ship in sight of and indeed so close to the Bremen and Weimar that they instantly engaged.
The day broke dim and overcast, and neither the Bremen nor the Weimar realised they had to deal with more than the Susquehanna until the whole column drew out from behind her at a distance of a mile.
These two had ceased fire altogether, and so had the Bremen and Weimar, all four ships lying within shot of each other in an involuntary truce and with their respective flags still displayed.
Gone with the little courts that nurtured them--gone with Esterhaz and Weimar. What?
The romantic is always intelligent, and I only meant to observe that although we have had foolish romantics they don't count, and they were only so because in the flower of their youth they degenerated into Germans, and to preserve their precious jewel more comfortably, settled somewhere out there--by preference in Weimar or the Black Forest.
The last Grand Duke of Weimar, a man of superior understanding, said,--"I have sometimes remarked in the presence of great works of art, and just now especially in Dresden, how much a certain property contributes to the effect which gives life to the figures, and to the life an irresistible truth.
On November 9, 1938, the twentieth anniversary of the Weimar Republic's founding, the Nazis unleashed Kristallnacht ("Night of cc Broken Glass") -- an anti-Jewish riot conducted by mobs organized and controlled by the Party.
New Weimar on the Pacific: The Pazifische Presse and German Exile Publishing in Los Angeles 1942-48 introduces us to a small, but noble, chapter of the German exile experience in southern California.
For instance, the German police suffered from budgetary restraints during the Weimar Republic, the government prior to the Nazi assumption of power.
All of these men worked in and responded to the Weimar era, and of those who lived into the Nazi period, Karl Barth alone rejected National Socialism.
In one, he said that the ordinary student in Bonn going for a doctorate would be asked on his oral examination, "When did Goethe go to Weimar?" Bright students were asked, "When did who go to Weimar?" And brilliant students were asked, "When did who go where?" I learned the answer to the "when" the other day in an article on Goethe in the New York Review of Books: April 13, 1775.