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open city

n.
A city that is declared demilitarized during a war, thus gaining immunity from attack under international law.
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o′pen cit′y


n.
a city that is officially declared demilitarized and is therefore not subject to military attack.
[1910–15]
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He went to call indeed; but he was perhaps relieved to be denied admittance; perhaps, in his heart, he preferred to speak with Poole upon the doorstep and surrounded by the air and sounds of the open city, rather than to be admitted into that house of voluntary bondage, and to sit and speak with its inscrutable recluse.
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She has been an adamant supporter of completely open city council meetings.
TheCzech Republic will go on striving for Jerusalem to remain an open city wherepeople of different faiths can practice their beliefs freely.
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"Jerusalem, the land of peace and the cradle of the three heavenly religions, must be an open city for all cultures, religions and civilizations," Gemayel said.
Thwarted from emigrating to the West, thousands of German Jews fled eastward by sea and land routes seeking refuge in Asia and the Far East, especially the open city of Shanghai.
Rather, "it must be declared an open city and spare souls of two million people stranded there," he said.
Naqvi's Home Boy, Amy Waldman's The Submission, Ian McEwan's Saturday, Don DeLillo's Falling Man, Teju Cole's Open City, Chris Cleave's Incendiary, Monica Ali's Brick Lane, and Joseph O'Neill's Netherland.
Majid Al Futtaim's will open City Centre Me'aisem, tomorrow, Tuesday, 1 September, 2015, in Dubai.