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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Herat a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities
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In literature:

To these doctors he proposed a captious question, which the casuists of Bochara, Samarcand, and Herat, were incapable of resolving.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 6" by Edward Gibbon
The Transcaspian in connection with the line between Herat and Delhi!
"The Adventures of a Special Correspondent" by Jules Verne
Besides, there is Herat and Persia to be looked to.
"Campaign of the Indus" by T.W.E. Holdsworth
Herat is the most commercial of all Asiatic towns under the dominion of native princes.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
New complications arose at Herat.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
In the following year he united with Hussain Mirza of Herat against Shaibani.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
This splendid tent was displayed on all festivals in the public hall at Herat during the remainder of Nadir Shah's reign.
"Harper's Young People, February 24, 1880" by Various
Christie, having left Pottinger in Baloochistan, traversed it while returning from Herat (1810).
"Les Parsis" by D. Menant
The Herati Border, or some form of it, may often be seen in Herat, Feraghan, Khorassan, Kurdistan, and Sinna rugs.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Sultan Husen Mirza of Herat, alarmed at his progress, sent at once a messenger to Babar to aid him in an attack on the invader.
"Rulers of India: Akbar" by George Bruce Malleson
His later years were disturbed by troubles at Herat and in Bokhara.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
In the month of October, 1822, he left that town for Cashmere, and on the 25th of August, 1825, died at Andkou, on the way from Herat to Balk.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
It is a place of some strategical importance, as it commands the approaches to India and Seistan from Herat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
There remains the route by Meshed, Herat, and Candahar.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
The eldest son of the latter, Seyd Mahommed Khan, has succeeded to the throne of Herat.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, November 1, 1851" by Various
This is the highest point it attains, and it has risen about 2150 ft. from Herat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
Tales of the splendid court at Herat were broadcast in Asia.
"King-Errant" by Flora Annie Steel
Ere Harsha died the whole of Persia as far east as Herat was added to the Arab empire.
"India Through the Ages" by Flora Annie Steel
At the time the caravan left Herat for Bokhara it was spring, and Herat was then besieged by the Afghans under Dost Mohammed.
"Árminius Vambéry, his life and adventures" by Árminius Vambéry
The 15th of November, 1868, the grand caravan which was going to Meshed, left Herat, taking with it our traveller.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur

In news:

When the crowds were summoned to the main stadium in Herat earlier this month, they went as Romans did to the Coliseum, to watch the grim ritual of death.
Well when we got my Dog Filet i wasnt born but it brough me togather to except her into my herat was how sweet loving and couragous she was.
Seven suspected Taliban insurgents are shown to the media in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
Taliban fighters changing sides in Herat .
Suicide attack on UN begs the question: How safe is Herat, Afghanistan.
An Afghan boy guides a donkey carrying his mother and brother in the Karokh district of Herat province.
Former Taliban soldiers displayed their weapons in Herat, Pakistan, March 10.
A Taliban fighter holds his weapon before surrendering it as part of a reconciliation ceremony in Herat, Afghanistan.
The police chief for Nimroz province was travelling home from neighboring Herat province when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the morning hours, said the chief's secretary Obaidullah, who goes by only one name.
An Afghan National Army trains during an exercise in Herat Province, Feb 2, 2011.
According to the Afghan officials, four Taliban fighters have been captured during an operation carried out by Afghanistan National Army (ANA) commandos in Herat province.
About 270 policemen, including 27 policewomen, graduated after receiving 10 weeks of training in Herat.
The governor of Herat Province called Mr Khan 's reorganization an illegal challenge to the national security forces.
Former Taliban militants hold their weapons during a joining ceremony with the Afghan government in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan 30, 2012.
In Herat, Afghanistan, on Friday: Demonstrators shouted anti-American slogans.