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  • proper noun A city, the administrative capital of the Netherlands.

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  • noun the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice


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From French transliteration (confusing with La Hague) of Dutch Den Haag, related to 's-Gravenhage, from des Graven hage (15th c.), literally, "the Count's hedge," i.e., the Count's hedge-enclosed hunting grounds. Originally, Die Hage, as first attested in 1242, akin to Old English haga "hedge, hawthorn."


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  • Ithink what I miss most about my wife since she moved to The Hague is her nose.

    The Good, the Bad and the Rancid 2011

  • Unlike Amsterdam, with its "coffee shops" and other notorious attractions, The Hague is a rather sedate city, home to the Dutch Parliament, the royal family and many international institutions.

    A Physical Place of Enchanting Illusion Jonathan Lopez 2011

  • I made a decision not to join the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which is where our troops could be brought to -- brought in front of a judge, an unaccounted judge.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2004 2004

  • I mean, to me the problem is that we've got this pseudodemocratic institution in The Hague, which is imposing its will on those people, imposing its will on the American people in some decisions.

    CNN Transcript Jul 1, 2001 2001

  • The Kasikili Island (called Sedudu by Botswana) dispute has been referred to the World Court in The Hague, which is expected to adjudicate later this year.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1998

  • MR. MCCURRY: The only update I have on Lebanon is that Secretary Christopher remains very active on that subject in and around his meeting in The Hague, which is still going on Chinese Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Qien Qichen.

    Mccurry Briefing 1 From Moscow ITY National Archives 1996

  • [1] This magnificent building at The Hague, which is aptly called the

    America, through the spectacles of an Oriental diplomat Tingfang Wu 1882

  • Co-operating with ICC investigations and surrendering Gaddafi to The Hague is the better choice, but one not without difficulties.

    The Guardian World News Elizabeth Evenson 2011

  • "This transfer of Mr Gbagbo to The Hague is a blessing for the country," said Bruno Kone, spokesman for the Ivory Coast government - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph Mike Pflanz 2011

  • Both sides have expressed their commitment to accept and peacefully implement the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, located in The Hague, which is due to deliver its decision on 22 July. - Articles related to SUDAN: Monitoring peace in the border badlands 2010


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