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Vitebsk

[vee-tepsk; Russian vyee-tyipsk] /ˈvi tɛpsk; Russian ˈvyi tyɪpsk/
noun
1.
a city in NE Byelorussia (Belarus), on the Dvina River.
Also, Vitsyebsk [veet-syepsk; Russian vee-tsyipsk] /vitˈsyɛpsk; Russian ˈvi tsyɪpsk/ (Show IPA).
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  • These are situated chiefly in the neighbourhood of Minsk, Mohilev, and Vitebsk.

    The British Expedition to the Crimea William Howard Russell
  • The Dvina, and the railroad, went on beyond Vitebsk,—went on to Russia.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • That lady caught a contagious fever, which was raging at that time at Vitebsk, and died in a few hours.

  • Only look at this, and this, and this that I brought from Vitebsk, bought with my own money!

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • Perhaps I had spent my time in Vitebsk to better advantage than at the milliner's, from any point of view.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • And, as in the case of the Vitebsk readings, I cannot find that I suffered any harm.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • And even Vitebsk, for all its peepholes into a Beyond, presently began to shrink in my imagination, as America loomed near.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • We have abandoned Vilna and Vitebsk and shall abandon Drissa.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • It was a great city, Vitebsk; I never could exhaust its delights.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • They inhabit Courland, Livonia, and a part of the province of Vitebsk.

    Above the Battle Romain Rolland
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Vitebsk

/Russian ˈvitɪpsk/
noun
1.
a city in E Belarus, a port on the Dvina river: taken by Russia in 1772. Pop: 344 000 (2005 est)
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