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[vil-helm-shtrah-suh] /ˈvɪl hɛlmˌʃtrɑ sə/
a street in Berlin, Germany: location of the German foreign office and other government buildings until 1945.
(formerly) the foreign office and policies of the German government. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Promptly at two o'clock the gray army automobile emblazoned with Prussian eagles in black, left Wilhelmstrasse.

  • You can imagine the effect of this piece of news on the whole of the Wilhelmstrasse.

    Albert Ballin Bernhard Huldermann
  • "Merely that the Wilhelmstrasse is skillful, Herr Windt," he replied.

    The Secret Witness George Gibbs
  • And all the ingenuity of the Wilhelmstrasse would not be able to find an answer to that.

    Deutschland ber Allah E. F. Benson
  • This creature was a paid secret agent, a go-between for Sir Joseph and the Wilhelmstrasse.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • The German revolution never took its Bastille in the Wilhelmstrasse.

    The New Germany George Young
  • Should she walk the length of the Wilhelmstrasse on the chance of crossing him there?

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • We reach the Wilhelmstrasse, where we join the processions from the other meetings.

    The New Germany George Young
  • Petersburg was then in the throes of a general strike—which the Wilhelmstrasse had engineered.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • It was quite a shock on leaving to find oneself in the Wilhelmstrasse, not in Whitehall.

    The New Germany George Young
British Dictionary definitions for Wilhelmstrasse


/German ˈvɪlhɛlmʃtraːsə/
a street in the centre of Berlin, where the German foreign office and other government buildings were situated until 1945
Germany's ministry of foreign affairs until 1945
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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