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Forbidden City

noun
1.
a walled section of Peking, built in the 15th century, containing the imperial palace and other buildings of the imperial government of China.
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  • It was sent at daybreak from the Forbidden City, and the distance is not long.

    The Daughter of Heaven Judith Gautier
  • "Tibet—the road to Lhasa, the Forbidden City," Dick told himself.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • Here I was at last, passed into the Forbidden City with the greatest ease.

    The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull
  • "This is one way into the Forbidden City," Sssuri announced.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • A trip to the Forbidden City, there to call upon the Chinese Governor?

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • It was much earlier than usual that morning for the Court was returning to the Forbidden City at noon.

    Two Years in the Forbidden City The Princess Der Ling
  • From a sketch taken in 1900, we can form an idea of the many interesting points in this Forbidden City.

    Travels in the Far East Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
  • It was proposed to hold the celebrations in the Forbidden City as it was more suited for such an important event.

    Two Years in the Forbidden City The Princess Der Ling
British Dictionary definitions for Forbidden City

Forbidden City

noun the Forbidden City
1.
Lhasa, Tibet: once famed for its inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
2.
a walled section of Beijing, China, enclosing the Imperial Palace and associated buildings of the former Chinese Empire
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