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Paz

[pahz; Spanish pahs] /pɑz; Spanish pɑs/
noun
1.
Octavio
[ok-tey-vee-oh;; Spanish awk-tah-vyaw] /ɒkˈteɪ viˌoʊ;; Spanish ɔkˈtɑ vyɔ/ (Show IPA),
1914–98, Mexican poet and essayist: Nobel prize 1990.

La Paz

[lah pahs; English luh pahz] /lɑ ˈpɑs; English lə ˈpɑz/
noun
1.
a city in and the administrative capital of Bolivia, in the W part; Sucre is the official capital. About 12,000 feet (3660 meters) above sea level.
2.
a city in SE Baja California, in NW Mexico.
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  • Paz and I took care of her till her death, which the Polish troubles hastened.

    Paz Honore de Balzac
  • Listen to me, Paz, you whom I love from day to day as a son!

    The Pearl of Lima Jules Verne
  • Her vanity increased the six thousand francs which Paz had spent on her furniture to sixty thousand.

    Paz Honore de Balzac
  • As he said these last words, Paz moistened with his tears the hand of Don Vegal.

    The Pearl of Lima Jules Verne
  • But what is Love, that, in spite of all these ineffable delights, Paz should still have been unhappy?

    Paz Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for Paz

Paz

/Spanish pas/
noun
1.
Octavio (ɔkˈtaβjo). 1914–98, Mexican poet and essayist. His poems include the cycle Piedra de Sol (1957) and Blanco (1967). Nobel prize for literature 1990

La Paz

/læ ˈpæz; Spanish la ˈpaθ/
noun
1.
a city in W Bolivia, at an altitude of 3600 m (12 000 ft): seat of government since 1898 (though Sucre is still the official capital); the country's largest city; founded in 1548 by the Spaniards; university (1830). Pop: 1 533 000 (2005 est)
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