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Ivan the Great

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ivan the Great grand duke of Muscovy whose victories against the Tartars laid the basis for Russian unity (1440-1505)
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Usage

In literature:

The soldiers sang for some time, to the great delight of the villagers; and when Ivan commanded them to stop they instantly ceased.
"The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories" by Leo Tolstoi
General Ivan Fedorovitch Epanchin was standing in the middle of the room, and gazed with great curiosity at the prince as he entered.
"Title: The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The most magnificent trophy in this collection was the immense cross of the great Ivan.
"The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Constant
What, Ivan," as he perceived the Prince attiring himself in his great-coat and hat, "are you also going?
"A Romance of Two Worlds" by Marie Corelli
Probably through his influence Ivan showed great favor to the Lutheran clergy, who were gradually gaining followers in the empire.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
But things were moving with the momentum gained by his father, Ivan the Great.
"A Short History of Russia" by Mary Platt Parmele
Little Prince Ivan pulled up the great black horse in a cloud of dust, and spoke to the old women.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
Ivan III, the Great, 97.
"The Story of Russia" by R. Van Bergen
How he missed that foolish Ivan, still lost in the great unknown!
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Meanwhile each of his brothers prepared for the great flying leap; and each said to himself: 'What about Ivan?
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
Ivan III., great-grandson of Dmitri Donskoi, ascended the throne in 1462, nearly two centuries and a half after the Tartar invasion.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A revolution places Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great, on the throne of Russia; Ivan, an infant, and his parents are imprisoned.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
From Ivan I. Kalita, we may, therefore, pass at once to Ivan III., surnamed the Great.
"Secret Diplomatic History of The Eighteenth Century" by Karl Marx
Caligula, Caracalla, Attila, Tamerlane, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Philip II had it.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
ANNA IVANOV'NA, Empress of Russia, born in 1693, the daughter of Ivan, the elder half-brother of Peter the Great.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
In a few moments the snow child was finished, and Ivan looked at her in great admiration.
"The Pearl Story Book" by Various
Now one day the Tsarevich Ivan waited his opportunity, ran off home, found the frog-skin, and threw it into a great fire.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by R. Nisbet Bain
After strolling through the churches I ascended the tower of Ivan Veliki, or John the Great, the first of the Czars.
"Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2" by John Lloyd Stephens
The man was none other than Ivan Renouf, the great Russian detective.
"Whoso Findeth a Wife" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

Far, in the Kremlin, booms Ivan,
Dives, drowns, resounds in swaying motion.
He sleeps. When great, a blizzard can
Be called Pacific, as the Ocean.
"The patient watches" by Boris Pasternak
Down on the cathedrals, as from the Giralda
in a land no crueller, and over the walls
to domes & river look
from Great John's belfry, Ivan-Veliky,
whose thirty-one are still
to hail who storms no father's throne. Bell, book
"Dream Song 59: Henry's Meditation in the Kremlin" by John Berryman

In science:

I thank my scientific advisor Ivan Penkov for his attention to my work and the great help with the text-editing.
A geometric approach to (g, k)-modules of finite type
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