from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of east-central Germany south-southwest of Leipzig. Founded by Slavs in the 12th century, it passed to Bohemia in 1327 and to Saxony in 1466 and became a textile-milling center in the 15th century. Population: 68,400.


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  • He could not recall Plauen having talked much about the modern Empire, except to label it a weakling, lost in fantasies of its past, battling for life in a hostile age, constantly stalked by hostile intrigues.

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  • And with the Cold War still going full tilt, every kid with a sense of self in Pinsk, Plauen and Plovdiv hungered to listen to rock music and wanted a copy of Rolling Stone.

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  • Schlosser visits a McDonald's in Plauen, a grim town in what used to be East Germany, and concedes that it's "the nicest, cleanest, brightest place" around.

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  • In Plauen, in Germany's southeast, a 28-year-old woman is in custody for allegedly killing her three babies.

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  • Yet Plauen kept returning, as if there were a point he and Anyeck kept missing.

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  • Plauen and the Safire attacked the Toal with the puny spells at their command.

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  • Gathrid saw his father turn to Plauen, heard him tell the Brother that now was the time to do something.

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  • Plauen slammed his book back into its protective case.

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  • Poor dead Plauen, whose candle had been extinguished by the Mindak's whirlwind.

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  • Then Plauen was behind them, smiling a distant smile.

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